Any officer or employee designated by the board or other law enforcement officer may:   

A.   serve search warrants, arrest warrants and administrative inspection warrants;   

B.   make arrests without warrant for any offense under the Imitation Controlled Substances Act committed in his presence or if he has probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing a violation of the Imitation Controlled Substances Act which may constitute a felony; or   

C.   make seizures of property pursuant to the Imitation Controlled Substances Act.   

  History: Laws 1983, ch. 148, § 12. 

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-31A-12

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.