2022 Wyoming Statutes
Title 7 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 2 - Peace Officers
Section 7-2-104 - Authority to Seize Deadly Weapons; Disposition.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 7-2-104 (2022)

7-2-104. Authority to seize deadly weapons; disposition.

(a) A peace officer may take into possession any deadly weapons found in the possession of a person arrested if:

(i) The peace officer has reason to believe the weapon will be used to endanger the safety of the officer or the public; or

(ii) The person arrested might seek to use the weapon to resist arrest or to escape.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, nothing in this section shall authorize a peace officer to take into possession any deadly weapon when enforcing the game and fish provisions contained in title 23 of the Wyoming statutes provided the safety of the officer or the public is not endangered. A peace officer may take into possession a deadly weapon as authorized by W.S. 23-6-208.

(c) Deadly weapons seized under this section shall be returned or disposed of as provided by W.S. 7-2-105 unless otherwise ordered by the court.

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