There has been a shortage of the drug phenobarbital that Texas uses to carry out executions.
So the corrections department did what any consumer does when it’s hard to find a drug, they went to a compounding pharmacy that can make the drug.
Texas’ purchase invoice shows that the warden from the Huntsville unit, which houses the state’s death chamber purchased phenobarbital on Sept. 16.
The disclosure by AP could mean The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy will be subject to protests by death penalty opponents.
News 92FM went by the pharmacy and they had no comment.