section 489.1(1)


489.1(1) Subject to this or any other Act of Parliament, where a peace officer has seized anything under a warrant issued under this Act or under section 487.11 or 489 or otherwise in the execution of duties under this or any other Act of Parliament, the peace officer shall, as soon as is practicable, (a) where the peace officer is satisfied, (i) that there is no dispute as to who is lawfully entitled to possession of the thing seized, and (ii) that the continued detention of the thing seized is not required for the purposes of any investigation or a preliminary inquiry, trial or other proceeding, return the thing seized, on being issued a receipt therefor, to the person lawfully entitled to its possession and report to the justice who issued the warrant or some other justice for the same territorial division or, if no warrant was issued, a justice having jurisdiction in respect of the matter, that he has done so; or (b) where the peace officer is not satisfied as described in subparagraphs (a)(i) and (ii), (i) bring the thing seized before the justice referred to in paragraph (a), or (ii) report to the justice that he has seized the thing and is detaining it or causing it to be detained to be dealt with by the justice in accordance with subsection 490(1).