Any properly identified inspector is authorized to stop and inspect any means of conveyance moving within or into the State of North Carolina upon probable cause to believe that such means of conveyance is carrying regulated articles; and, such inspector is authorized to seize, treat, destroy, return to shipper or otherwise dispose of articles found to be moving in violation of these Regulations.  Any tomato plants, planted or unplanted in North Carolina found to be infected with potato virus Y during early season may be ordered destroyed under the provisions of G.S. 106‑421 if in the opinion of the inspector the plants are a PVY hazard to nearby tobacco.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑65.45; 106‑65.46; 106‑284.18; 106‑420;

Eff. January 1, 1985.