AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas’ prison chief says his agency is continuing the search for a new supply of execution drugs to replenish pentobarbital that will be exhausted again if two lethal injections scheduled over the next two weeks are carried out.READ MORE: Proposed Texas GOP Elections Audit Would Only Look At Large, Mostly Democratic Counties
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Brad Livingston says the agency’s objective is to carry out the law and to continue searching for appropriate drugs. And he said Friday before a state prison board meeting in Austin that he’s confident the drugs to carry out the law will be acquired.READ MORE: Texas Star Gymnast Simone Biles To Return For Olympic Balance Beam Finals
At least three more executions are scheduled beginning next month, meaning a new supply will need to be obtained.
Texas and death penalty states nationwide have struggled to acquire execution drugs after manufacturers have refused to sell their products.MORE NEWS: Thousands Of North Texas Students Head Back To School Monday
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