Georgia is in trouble with the DEA. The feds have seized Georgia’s supply of thiopental, which is one of the drugs used in the state’s lethal injection procedure.
It all began when customs held up a supply of thiopental in Memphis last summer. Seems some states, including Georgia, went and got some more from another source. Only that source, which the state identified as Link Pharmaceuticals, a British company (which was bought by Archimedes Pharma Limited around 5 years ago), isn’t FDA approved.
Last month, lawyer John Bentivoglio wrote a letter to Eric Holder complaining about how the state got the drug. Bentivoglio wrote Holder on behalf of death row inmate Andrew Grant DeYoung, who killed his parents and teenage sister back in 1993.
Now, the DEA has seized the state’s supply of drugs.
Anyway, some people are all upset that one of the drugs that Georgia uses to kill people might not be safe.
This is one of those things that, a few years ago, would have been a story in the Onion or some other satiric source.
In Obama America (AKA Bizarro World), it’s business as usual.