(510 ILCS 68/100-10)
    Sec. 100-10. Search and seizure. Whenever any authorized employee of the Department, sheriff, deputy sheriff, or other peace office of the State has reason to believe that any person, owner, possessor, commercial institution, pet store, or reptile show vendor or attendee possesses any reptile or amphibian life or any part of reptile or amphibian life contrary to the provisions of this Act, including administrative rules, he or she may file, or cause to be filed, a sworn complaint to that effect before the circuit court and procure and execute a search warrant. Upon execution of the search warrant, the officer executing the search warrant shall make due return of the search warrant to the court issuing the search warrant, together with an inventory of all the reptile or amphibian life or any part of reptile or amphibian life taken under the search warrant. The court shall then issue process against the party owning, controlling, or transporting the reptile or amphibian life or any part of reptile or amphibian life seized, and upon its return shall proceed to determine whether or not the reptile or amphibian life or any part of reptile or amphibian life was held, possessed, or transported in violation of this Act, including administrative rules. In case of a finding that the reptile or amphibian life was illegally held, possessed, transported, or sold, a judgment shall be entered against the owner or party found in possession of the reptile or amphibian life or any part of reptile or amphibian life for the costs of the proceeding and providing for the disposition of the property seized, as provided for by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)