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Report: Wooster representative proposes using seized fentanyl for executions

Posted: 4:31 PM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 16:31:56-04
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WOOSTER, Ohio — A member of the Ohio House wants to use fentanyl seized by police on executions, according to News 5's media partners at the Columbus Dispatch .

Republican Rep. Scott Wiggam is looking for cosponsors on his planned legislation to use the opioid that has killed thousands in accidental overdoses.

Robert Dunham, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center said that while Wiggam's proposal has been brought up in other states, “it has not been taken seriously.”

Dunham said federal law prohibits illegal use and possession of fentanyl.

"Police just can’t turn it over to whomever they want,” Dunham said

To read the Columbus Dispatch's full article, click here .