Maryland Code, Correctional Services § 3-415

(a) The Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee may apply to a judge of the District Court or a circuit court for a search warrant to enter the approved dwelling of an inmate in the program to search for the inmate.

(b) An application for a search warrant shall:

(1) be in writing;

(2) be verified by the applicant;  and

(3) describe the premises to be searched and the nature, scope, and purpose of the search.

(c) A judge who receives an application for a search warrant may issue a warrant on a finding that:

(1) the scope of the proposed search is reasonable;  and

(2) obtaining consent to enter the premises may jeopardize the attempt to take custody of the inmate.

(d)(1) A search warrant issued under this section shall specify the location of the premises to be searched.

(2) A search conducted in accordance with a search warrant issued under this section may not exceed the limits specified in the warrant.

(e) A search warrant issued under this section shall be executed and returned to the issuing judge:

(1) within the period specified in the warrant, which may not exceed 30 days from the date of issuance;  or

(2) within 15 days after the warrant is issued, if no period is specified in the warrant.

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