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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Mill Creek considers possession ordinance

Blake Decision has placed limits on law enforcement

 

Last updated 4/5/2021 at 8:22am

Draft ordinance, City of Mill Creek

This week, the City of Mill Creek is considering an ordinance filling a law enforcement gap left by a Washington state Supreme Court ordinance relating to drug possession.

The Washington Supreme Court Decision is referred to as "The Blake Decision." It is limiting what law enforcement can do, regarding simple possession, and it limits cities to a gross misdemeanor for that action. Previously it was a felony.

A related story, by The Beacon, is here: https://bit.ly/3cKIIDy. The proposed ordinance for Mill Creek is here: https://bit.ly/3sOwGih.

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