Mill Creek ponders drug-possession ordinance
State laws are pending, and would undo city law
Last updated 4/11/2021 at 8:04am
Mill Creek is one of the cities deciding whether to pass a drug-enforcement law, or wait for the legislature to fill a gap in enforcement opened by State v. Blake.
The city ordinance to be considered on April 14 re-criminalizes simple possession of illicit drugs, including opiates that are in-hand without the proper medical prescription. Still illegal are acts where the intent is clear: drug dealing and manufacturing, as well as possession of paraphernalia. When someone is driving and caught with illegal drugs, impairment is illegal but possession is not, said Mill Creek Police Corporal an...