Prison officials agree to give information to federal judge, but they want to protect pharmacies involved.
His attorneys argue that the state needs to disclose more about lethal-injection drugs.
It appears that Louisiana will use the same drug that was used in a prolonged execution in Ohio.
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They continue to press their case against the state’s plans for lethal injection.
A state prison spokeswoman says officials can't get the necessary drug for an execution scheduled in nine days, so they've added an option for a two-drug mix that caused concern after a drawn-out execution in Ohio earlier this month.
Just-released email shows state prison official was in touch with Oklahoma pharmacy not licensed in Louisiana, and that pharmacy wanted a confidentiality agreement. As of Friday, the state still didn't have lethal-injection drug for a scheduled Feb. 5 execution.
State rules show execution drug should be at Angola, but state still working to find a supplier.
Prison officials in other states have turned to compounding pharmacies, long used to fill custom-mixed drugs, to get the drug needed for executions. Louisiana's next execution is scheduled for Feb. 5, and it's not clear whether the state has the necessary drug, or whether it may seek a pharmacist willing to make a special batch.
Prison disposed of expired drug that was to be used March 7, and drug maker prohibits new sales for executions.