- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill allowing the state Department of Corrections to store lethal injection drugs at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

The law allows the department to obtain federal and state licenses to store controlled drugs.

It comes after the wrong drug was delivered for the last two lethal injections. One inmate was executed in January 2015 with the wrong drug and Richard Glossip was moments away from execution in September when prison officials noticed they received the same wrong drug.

A moratorium on the death penalty is in effect while a grand jury investigates how the wrong drug was delivered.

Republican state Rep. Doug Cox told The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1NAhzgy ) that intent is to make sure controlled drugs are stored and kept properly in the prison system.


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