(1) A person who violates a rule of the board adopted pursuant to this part is guilty
of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $50 or more than $500 or by
imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 6 months, or both.
(2) The department is a criminal justice agency for the purpose of obtaining the technical
assistance and support services provided by the board of crime control under the provisions
of 44-7-101. Authorized officers of the department are granted peace officer status with the
(a) of search, seizure, and arrest;
(b) to investigate activities in this state regulated by this part and rules of the
department, the board, and the commission; and
(c) to report violations to the county attorney of the county in which they occur.
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