Federal Judges Rule Execution Drug Supplier Can Be Secret, But Documents Point To Likely Identity
Late Friday night, a group of federal judges found that the compounding pharmacy making Missouri's execution drug can remain secret, but new emails point to one pharmacy as the likely supplier.
As we revealed in last month's investigation, we narrowed the possible suppliers down to three pharmacies that could be supplying the execution drug to Missouri; none were licensed to do business in this state. Emails published Saturday by the Louisiana-based investigative outlet the Lens show that the Apothecary Shoppe in Oklahoma has apparently offered to supply execution drugs to other states.
The Apothecary Shoppe was one of the three pharmacies that we were looking at last month. When we called the pharmacy in December, employees refused to answer our questions.