Death Penalty Lethal Injection Crisis Continues: New Problems for Georgia

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Georgia has halted its execution schedule now that the federal government has swooped in and taken its stash of sodium thiopental. Seems that the Drug Enforcment Administration (DEA) believes that the State of Georgia violated federal law when it bought sodium thiopental from a British supplier for use in its three-drug lethal injection execution cocktail.

The DEA, as part of the Department of Justice, is also reportedly looking into other states’ purchases of sodium thiopental. Maybe other states have violated federal law, too. For one thing, Georgia sold part of its sodium thiopental supply to Kentucky. Kentucky’s gotta be on the DEA’s list.

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