Tag Archives: possession

AUDIO: To save lives, Senate should stand its ground on reform of failed drug-possession law, says Republican leader

By tracyellis | Published on April 12, 2023

Hard drug possession would remain a misdemeanor under a bill now back in the state Senate after passing in the House.

Tracy Ellis reports.

VIDEO: Senate Republican Leader John Braun talks about police pursuits and hard drug possession

By tracyellis | Published on February 09, 2023

Republicans continue to try to get Democrats to allow bills to move forward that would change the current standard for police pursuits from “probable cause” to “reasonable suspicion.” Also a priority this session is addressing the law around drug possession — fixing the fix to the Blake decision that effectively legalized hard drugs.

SRC On Air: Sen. Mike Padden on KXLY Radio in Spokane

By tracyellis | Published on February 07, 2023
Sen. Mike Padden

Senator Mike Padden on 920 News Now with Dave Spencer talking about his bills related to making hard drug possession a felony again, stiffening penalties against jail and prison guards who sexually abuse inmates, and drinking and driving.