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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_15A > GS_15A-255

§15A‑255.  Frisk of persons present in premises or vehicle to be searched.

An officer executing a warrantdirecting a search of premises or of a vehicle may, if the officer reasonablybelieves that his safety or the safety of others then present so requires,search for any dangerous weapons by an external patting of the clothing ofthose present. If in the course of such a frisk he feels an object which hereasonably believes to be a dangerous weapon, he may take possession of theobject. (1973, c. 1286, s. 1.)