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Published on Saturday December 24, 2011 - 12:31 PM
 
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SALEM, Oregon - The State of Oregon is looking to sell $18,000 worth of lethal drugs now than Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a moratorium on the death penalty.

The drugs will expire over the next three years and Oregon wants to sell those death drugs to states with supply shortages.

Oregon is working with a federally licensed reverse wholesaler to find a buyer. Department of Corrections officials say they hope to recover at least some of the money spent to buy the drugs.

Kitzhaber last month gave a reprieve to convicted killer Gary Haugen, who gave up his legal challenges and was scheduled to be executed.