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Texas Preps for Execution Tonight, Refusing to Return Lethal Drug

The scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his parents will proceed as planned Wednesday night, Texas authorities tell FoxNews.com, despite a growing controversy over the drug being used to carry out the punishment. 

Last week, state prison officials refused a request from the compounding pharmacy that created and sold Texas the pentobarbital -- a single-dose drug used in executions -- to return the drug. 

Jasper Lovoi, owner of The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy, claims Texas authorities put him “in the middle of a firestorm” of protesters, hate calls and press requests after letting it leak that he sold eight 2.5-gram doses of pentobarbital to the state for upcoming executions.

Lovoi says he had been promised anonymity by the state.

Source: Fox News. Read full article. (link)

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  • JasonTromm||

    Was he paid for his troubles? Then he has no right to ask for the drugs to be returned. They're now legally the property of the Great State of Texas.