Ohio to Run Out of Lethal Injection Drugs in April

TIME

Ohio is set to run out of lethal injection drugs by April 1, putting future executions in jeopardy until the state can obtain new supplies.

The state’s supply of midazolam—a sedative that is used to put death row inmates to sleep— will expire this spring, the Associated Pressreports, and current policy requires both midazolam and hydromorphone, a painkiller, to be used in state executions.

Ohio currently has one execution scheduled in February and another in March. If Ohio is unable to obtain a new supply of midazolam, it could force a stay of execution for Gregory Lott in May, an inmate whose execution has been delayed twice since a “botched” execution last January threw the state’s lethal injection protocols into question.

(MORE:Ohio Ups Lethal-Injection Dosages After Controversial Execution)

Ohio used midazolam for the first time last January in the lethal injection of Dennis McGuire after previously…

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