Seattle heroin injection site plan faces new challenge from voters

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Supporters of Initiative 27 announcer their plan to gather signatures requiring a vote in King County to decide the fate of two proposed supervised heroin injection drug sites in Seattle. I-27 has until July 31st to collect over 47,000 valid voter signatures to place it on the November 2017 ballot in King County. (photo: KOMO News.)

Voters in King County could ultimately determine the fate of two proposed supervised heroin drug injection sites slated for Seattle. Initiative 27 would put the two proposed facilities up for public vote across King County. KVI's John Carlson interviews the I-27 organizer, Joshua Freed, who is a Bothell City Councilman. The interview involves this story about Seattle's "heroin highway" in the SoDo neighborhood and the discovery that there are already advertisements for the supervised heroin injection site on Metro buses even though the facilities haven't opened, nor do they have sites selected for these drug injection sites in Seattle. Final note, there's also speculation that one of the proposed heroin drug injection sites could be located outside of the Seattle city limits in part of King County which is fueling the supporters of I-27.

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