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Arkansas lethal injection drug is set to expire, not a replacement

LITTLE ROCK, arkansas. – One of the three drugs Arkansas used for lethal injections is set to expire when the new year begins, and a prison system spokesman says that the state is still not a replacement.

Department of Correction Spokesman Solomon Graves confirmed Friday that the state of the delivery of the drug potassium chloride expires on Sunday. Graves refused to say whether the officials are in the process of finding a replacement, and said that the state of the current supply of drugs has not changed.

Arkansas is not a prisoner to death since 2005, and executions are on hold while the U.S. Supreme court a request to weigh in on a ruling of maintaining the state that the death penalty in the law. Another execution drug expires in April 2017, while the third will expire on 1 March 2018.

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