Section 2-11-57

Right of entry; samples; obstructing commissioner, etc., in performance of duty.

The commissioner, in person or by deputy, shall have free access at all reasonable hours to any building or other place wherein it is reasonably believed that farm products and fish are marked, branded or labeled in accordance with official grades established and promulgated by the said commissioner, with the approval of the Board of Agriculture and Industries, or are being marketed or held for commercial purposes. He shall have power, in person or by deputy, to open any bags, crates or other containers containing said farm products and fish and to examine the contents thereof and may, upon tendering the market price, take samples therefrom. Whoever obstructs or hinders the said commissioner or any of his duly qualified assistants in the performance of his duties under this article shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00.

(Acts 1969, No. 311, p. 646, §7.)