DEA grabs Georgia’s Drug Used in Executions


Sounds like the DEA has too much time on its hands. The drug worked swell before, so why not give it another go? Any excuse for Obama to carry out his agenda. Any and all. Let me think…gee, I hope he won’t get cancer from an unapproved drug.

All Georgia executions are off after federal drug agents seized the state’s supply of a sedative used in lethal injections that has been challenged by capital punishment critics and death-row inmates, including a man recently executed who called the British exporter of the drug a “fly-by-night supplier.”

The drug was used in January to execute Emmanuel Hammond, a 45-year-old man convicted for the 1988 shotgun slaying of an Atlanta preschool teacher. His attorneys sought a delay to gather more information on how the state obtained the drug, claiming in court documents it came from a “fly-by-night supplier operating from the back of a driving school in England.” They said the drug could have been counterfeit.

The U.S. Supreme Court, as well as lower courts, rejected Hammond’s argument.

“The United States has strict drug import rules for a reason: To ensure drugs used for legitimate purposes are not adulterated, counterfeit, or diverted into the illicit market,” said Bentivoglio, who is representing death row inmate Andrew Grant DeYoung

The state’s stockpile came under more scrutiny in February when John Bentivoglio, a former deputy attorney general, asked the Justice Department to launch an investigation into whether state corrections officials violated federal law by not registering with the DEA when it imported its supply of sodium thiopental. CNS News

4 Responses to “DEA grabs Georgia’s Drug Used in Executions”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    By and large during recent years, SCOTUS has found capital punishment legal and Constitutional.

    Therefore, opponents of the death penalty are trying another tactic, i.e., denying access to drugs used for executions.

    Virginia may well go back to using “Old Sparky.” So be it.

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  2. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    “”The United States has strict drug import rules for a reason: To ensure drugs used for legitimate purposes are not adulterated, counterfeit, or diverted into the illicit market,” said Bentivoglio”

    Is the state of Georgia an illicit market?

    This government is getting more ridiculous by the day.

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