DEA Seizes Georgia's Execution Drugs

Executions may be on hold for a while in Georgia. The DEA has seized the state's supply of drugs used to execute inmates, after allegations were made that Georgia imported thiopental in circumvention of federal law.

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    Hip-hip-hooray for the D.E.A.! (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Dadler on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 11:59:45 AM EST
    Even if they don't mean to make me smile, even if they'll go right back to wasting resources and lives, I love the image of the executioner being busted.  May not be what happened, but the grim reaper being pinched ain't such a bad thing, if it only lasts a few minutes.

    That's not all they should seize/steal (none / 0) (#2)
    by Yes2Truth on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 12:19:41 PM EST

    Under forfeiture laws, they should also seize the building where the drugs were found.

    Pretty Sure That Is Only... (none / 0) (#4)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 01:27:03 PM EST
    ... if the proceeds from the crime bought the property in question, plus it appears no arrests were made, which probably means no charges.

    Seems like the DEA is just flexing to ensure this doesn't become routine.


    Any Arrests ? (none / 0) (#3)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 01:24:55 PM EST
    The article states that states had to throw out expired lethal injection drugs.  Perfect example of talking, walking robots.

    The logic twists executions force lawyers to exploit are mind boggling. We have lawyers seriously arguing that drugs used to kill aren't humane enough, not because of the death, but the probability of suffering before death.

    Killing some is A-OK, so long as they don't needlessly suffer, and god forbid, they used expired drugs to kill someone...

    What a joke this debate has become, add in the DEA seizure, and if it wasn't about killing people, I would literally be on the ground laughing at these clowns.

    So are lethal injection drugs creating a black market, seems like there could be lot of money in it and the states have proven they aren't above using other than legitimate means to acquire them.

    What would Georgia have done the drugs in question been placebo in a bottle ?

    Georgia (none / 0) (#5)
    by jbindc on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 02:10:37 PM EST
    Will probably look to see what Ohio did.

    While I am (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Zorba on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 03:35:59 PM EST
    personally opposed to the death penalty, I've always wondered, if they were going to use lethal injection, why they didn't just use what the veterinarians use.  I have had the sad duty of having many animals put to sleep over the years, when they were suffering too much, and I've always stayed with them and held them.  It was always very quick, and they just appeared to go to sleep.  I guess Ohio figured this out.

    It does seem a bit surreal (none / 0) (#7)
    by jbindc on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 03:47:43 PM EST
    In deciding if using one drug is more humane than three drugs.

    It does, doesn't it? n/t (none / 0) (#8)
    by Zorba on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 04:11:25 PM EST