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2020 Mississippi Code
Title 41 - Public Health
Chapter 29 - Poisons, Drugs and Other Controlled Substances
Article 7 - Interception of Wire or Oral Communications
§ 41-29-527. Reports to Administrative Office of United States Courts; report to legislature
Universal Citation: MS Code § 41-29-527 (2020)
- Within thirty (30) days after the date an order or the last extension, if any, expires or after the denial of an order, the issuing or denying judge shall report to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts:
- The fact that an order or extension was applied for;
- The kind of order or extension applied for;
- The fact that the order or extension was granted as applied for, was modified or was denied;
- The period of interceptions authorized by the order and the number and duration of any extensions of the order;
- The offense specified in the order or application or extension;
- The identity of the officer making the request and the prosecutor making the application; and
- The nature of the facilities from which or the place where communications were to be intercepted.
- In January of each year each prosecutor shall report to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts the following information for the preceding calendar year:
- The information required by subsection (1) of this section with respect to each application for an order or extension made;
- A general description of the interceptions made under each order or extension, including the approximate nature and frequency of incriminating communications intercepted, the approximate nature and frequency of order communications intercepted, the approximate number of persons whose communications were intercepted, and the approximate nature, amount and cost of the manpower and other resources used in the interceptions;
- The number of arrests resulting from interceptions made under each order or extension and the offenses for which arrests were made;
- The number of trials resulting from interceptions;
- The number of motions to suppress made with respect to interceptions and the number granted or denied;
- The number of convictions resulting from interceptions, the offenses for which the convictions were obtained, and a general assessment of the importance of the interceptions; and
- The information required by paragraphs (b) through (f) of this subsection with respect to orders or extensions obtained.
- Any judge or prosecutor required to file a report with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall forward a copy of such report to the director. On or before January 5 of each year the director shall submit to the Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts a report of all intercepts, as defined in this subsection and as required by federal law which relates to statistical data only, conducted pursuant to this article and terminated during the preceding calendar year. Such report shall include:
- The report of judges and prosecuting attorneys forwarded to the director as required by this section;
- The number of Bureau of Narcotics personnel authorized to possess, install or operate electronic, mechanical or other devices;
- The number of Bureau of Narcotics and other law enforcement personnel who participated or engaged in the seizure of intercepts pursuant to this article during the preceding calendar year; and
- The total cost to the Bureau of Narcotics of all activities and procedures relating to the seizure of intercepts during the preceding calendar year, including costs of equipment, manpower and expenses incurred as compensation for use of facilities or technical assistance provided by the bureau.
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