272. Search warrant. If at the time of the issue of the summons in a court not of record, the plaintiff or his agent make affidavit that he has reason to believe and does believe that any defendant has any such can or cans secreted upon his premises, the justice or other magistrate or court issuing the summons must, without requiring an undertaking, grant an order for the arrest of the defendant, which order shall also contain a direction to the officer to whom the same is issued, to immediately search the place or premises mentioned in said affidavit, and if any such can or cans are there found, to bring the same together with the defendant or other persons in whose possession said can or cans are found, before such justice, magistrate or court. The proceedings may be amended at any time by adding parties or otherwise as justice may require; and the judgment may provide for the disposition of the can or cans so found.
If upon the issue of any such process, the constable, or other officer, shall be unable to find the person or persons therein named, but shall find any can or cans, as therein set forth, he shall bring such can or cans before such justice or magistrate, who shall thereupon proceed to determine the right of such complainant thereto, and if upon such hearing had thereon he shall be satisfied that such can or cans rightfully belong to such complainant, or that he is entitled to the possession thereof, he shall forthwith deliver the same into his possession or the possession of his agent.
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