14-420. Arrest of persons violating provisions of Article.

If an examination made by the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences or the North Carolina Zoological Park or their designated representatives conducted pursuant to this Article shows that the reptile is a venomous reptile, large constricting snake, or crocodilian subject to this Article, it shall be the duty of the officer making the seizure with probable cause to believe that the reptile is being owned, possessed, used, transported, or trafficked in violation of this Article, to arrest all persons violating any of the provisions of this Article. (1949, c. 1084, s. 5; 1981, c. 203, s. 2; 1993, c. 561, s. 116(h); 2009-344, s. 1.)