a. In order to protect the health, morals and welfare of the State of New Jersey, wherever the prosecutor of any county of the State of New Jersey receives information that wild, cultivated or hidden growth of beds of alleged stramonium are located anywhere within his county, he shall immediately communicate the information to the State Department of Health, and the department, upon receipt of the information, shall immediately dispatch one of its agents to the location who shall make an examination and determination of the alleged stramonium weed so as to determine the existence or nonexistence of stramonium at the location. The department shall immediately communicate by writing its determination to the prosecutor.
b. Upon certification by the department of the existence of stramonium at the location examined by the department, the prosecutor is empowered to dispatch one of his agents to the location so certified and the agent shall destroy the stramonium. The prosecutor or his agent shall not be civilly responsible in any manner whatsoever for destruction of the stramonium.
c. As used in this section, "stramonium" means the plant Datura Stramonium Linne, including Datura Tatula Linne.
L.1981, c. 441, s. 6, eff. Jan. 9, 1982.