State Of Nevada Can’t Find Companies Willing To Sell Drugs Needed For Executions

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada officials say they’ve tried, but can’t find anyone to sell them a drug they need to carry out executions.

The Nevada Department of Corrections said Friday that they received no bids for lethal injection drugs during a monthlong window that closed this week. Corrections chief James Dzurenda said his agency would work with the attorney general, the governor and the Legislature to determine their next course of action.

There are 80 people on the state’s death row, but none have exhausted their appeals. Nevada hasn’t had an execution since 2006.

State officials were told in August that one of the two drugs that make up a cocktail in Nevada’s lethal injection has expired, and the pharmaceutical company that produces it refuses on principle to give the state any more.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.


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