Texas almost out of lethal injection drug

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HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS - Texas, which leads the nation in numbers of executions, is running out of its lethal injection drug.

If the two scheduled executions for March happen, the Lone Star State will have completely used up its supply of pentobarbital, the anesthetic used for lethal injections.

With four others scheduled for April, prison officials aren't sure how those will take place.

States across the country have had a hard time keeping up their supply of lethal injection drugs since manufacturers either stopped making them or banned them from being used in executions.

Tennessee says it will electrocute inmates if it can't obtain the necessary drugs.

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