City Councilwoman Wants City To Look Into Buying Heroin For Addicts

City council member Sally Bagshaw said she would like to learn more about how to provide "free" illegal drugs for users.

Seattle, WA – Several Seattle City Council members have announced that they plan to move forward with multi-million dollar, taxpayer-funded proposal to purchase a massive recreation vehicle that would provide intravenous drug users with a space to shoot up.

One city council member said she would even like to look into the option of providing illegal drugs for users.

The estimated startup costs associated with the project amount to $1.8 million, not including the $2.5 million in additional taxpayer dollars that would be needed to operate it, KCPQ reported.

“We were looking at those city-owned and county-owned properties, but none were really viable that were appropriate,” Seattle Human Services Department representative Meg Olberding told KIRO.

Instead of a brick-and-mortar location, project proponents began exploring the concept of a “fixed-mobile” site, which would allow the RV to be moved to a set location each day, then taken back to a secure facility off-site for cleaning and maintenance at night, KIRO reported.

“It is an option where we would actually lease or go into an agreement regarding a fixed site,” Human Services Department health strategist Jeff Sakuma explained during a June 7 council committee meeting. “This is potentially a very large vehicle that we would then house the consumption activity in.”

The RV would offer accommodations including booths where addicts could use illegal drugs and a separate section designated for recovery.

“We would want to make sure we provide a safe area, not only for the neighbors but for the individuals who are using as well,” Sakuma told the council.

During the meeting, council members Sally Bagshaw and Debora Juarez urged proponents of the “safe injection site” plan to go out into the community to convert those who opposed the concept.

“A particular group of people shows up at every one of my community meetings to come at me over that [issue],” an apparently exasperated Juarez said. “You can only do so much.”

“No one deserves to die behind a 7-Eleven,” she added.

Council member Teresa Mosqueda said that data behind the model showed that such sites help to prevent deaths and provide opportunities for community outreach.

“Every day we don’t move forward, people are at risk for overdose and death, so with that in mind and with this sense of urgency for the third time this year alone that you have heard us express this, I am calling on our mayor and our county as a whole to act with urgency so we can move forward this year,” Mosqueda proclaimed.

Bagshaw took the concept of enabling drug addicts a step further and said she would like to learn more about the possibility of providing drugs for users who may not be able to bring their own.

“I have heard of some other models where drugs are provided…And that’s a public safety model,” Bagshaw said, according to KIRO. “Because those who may not have the money to buy drugs are not breaking and entering to obtain whatever they need to buy whatever it is they are using. I would like to explore this…part of what we are trying to do is reduce crime as well.”

The city has already allocated $1.3 million to put towards the RV’s upstart, but the additional millions of dollars in operating costs have not yet been secured, KCPQ reported.

Comments (53)
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JBo
JBo

Every day when you think you've heard it all...you ain't heard nothing yet!

RunCop
RunCop

Stupid liberal puke!

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

Seattle has officially transitioned from ridiculous to insane.

La Migra
La Migra

The utopia for the grubers and paid for by the tax payers of the "Evergreen State"...hahaha...someone should smack the side of her head, to put some common senses back into her.

Hippygal
Hippygal

I do believe this is one of the stupidest solutions for helping drug addicts that I have EVER heard.

Wilmington217
Wilmington217

Why not just open up the police precinct...save a trip 😣

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

This is perfect!!!!!! Now all the homeless and dopers can live in Seattle for free! All the other states can cut court and prison costs by just giving homeless and dopers one way bus tickets to Seattle. THANK YOU SEATTLE! Lmao

Jaded American
Jaded American

Utterly insane. Don't you love your tax dollars going into a tricked out RV for drug users to get high in and free drugs to boot. Doesn't that sound lovely. Every IV drug user will immediately move to Seattle if they are stupid enough to actually do this. It looks like Darwinism will end up with California taking themselves right out of the gene pool.

lolamae
lolamae

Is she for real? This is outrageous, why is Seattle being such enablers? How about putting money into more rehab clinics instead of safe injection sites now with drugs bought by the tax payers? Seattle uses the homeless and drug addicts issue to keep raising taxes.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If one of these drug addicts happens to OD and die on this bus, will that make the city of Seattle responsible? If the drugs are provided by the city, then the person who gave the dead addict the dose would be legally responsible, right?

John.Brown
John.Brown

This fucking idiot has not had to find a family member's dead body after a drug overdose. She should be shot and shot often. She's proposing to become nothing but a filthy low life drug dealer. No better than the animals standing on the street corners.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@John.Brown: I think the idea is that distributing in a controlled environment will prevent more OD's than it causes, so that there is a net benefit. Also, it is good for police officers because they don't have to spend so much valuable time chasing down illegal heroin sales.

Lewke
Lewke

Leftist-liberal bleeding heart. These people couldn't even "rent" an IQ--they are destroying every aspect of order and decency in our society

John.Brown
John.Brown

Bugger, shut the fuck up. You know nothing about heroin addicts.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

So.....Seattle is going into the sales business of ILLEGAL drugs, and the distribution of said drugs ?? With tax-payer money ?? Every junkies ideal city to move to now. I'd love to see every tax payer and tax paying business move out of town so their funding dries up lol

satmantoo
satmantoo

Sounds like an easy way for the “Real” dealers to get away with murder. And yes, if you supply a drug to someone and they take too much and die you are a murderer!! How about sex addicts? Motorhome full of prostiutes? How about gambling addicts? Stop by the Mayer’s office each morning for a couple grand! What ever happened to spending money on rehabilitation?? If you can’t fix them encourage them? I’ve heard of some stupid liberal plans in my day but this one takes the cake!!!

Got A Warrant
Got A Warrant

Here's a thought - park it in front of her house for a few days each week. Let's see how well she responds when all the junkies start hanging around, walking back and forth to the RV and generally ensuring every car in the neighborhood is free of loose change, GPS', iPhones laying about; as well as every weed-wacker and tool in the driveways. She'll become a neighborhood favorite in no time.

Doc___
Doc___

I just can't understand the thought process in Seattle... Each new idea seems to be a challenge for worst idea.

PoohBear1
PoohBear1

Gee, that idea has got to be one of the stupidest I've ever heard of from any form of Government... We need a wall around the state to keep the idiot Californians out!!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@LordSeamus: Let's say that all the heroin junkies move to Seattle. That means the rich liberals of Seattle will pay to keep them under control and the conservative taxpayers of smaller cities will need fewer officers. Doesn't that sound like a win?

Blue Ocean1
Blue Ocean1

Please pass this ordinance, so the dopers in my community will move to Seattle and not rob and burglarize us.

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

MS Sally Bagshaw, I'm an addict. I'm addicted to PIZZA and I support your policy. I want you to bring me fresh pizza each day, and bring a liter of Diet Coke too.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

So the City Council in Seattle is going to commit multiple felonies, or attempt to direct city employees to commit multiple felonies, to purchase heroin. From whom, MS-13?

nipperaz
nipperaz

that would be like buying a whore a piece of ass

Jonnny
Jonnny

Then I demand that she buy me my drugs that I need to take legally.

Ted C.
Ted C.

".... and next she proposes to make bank robbery safe for the community, for robbers and for police by spending 12 million on a "bank heist" van which will provide up to 40 safe, secure bank heists of up to $250,000 apiece, where thieves will even be provided with fake weapons (real Diamond Select Original Star Trek Series toy phasers) and be able to interact with beautiful, vulnerable looking, real-life bank tellers..."

Grog
Grog

Liberals are so whacked out! As an addictions counselor with over 38 years experience, I can say with 100% certainty that she is totally deranged!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF?????

LSJ
LSJ

No words can express how stupid this is.

Blackbirdwoman
Blackbirdwoman

I think the city could do a lot better than that. I also thing the building idea for users.. a facilitated place for them to go.. I also think they need to go to europe and see what germany has.. it wont cost anyone any money in the long run.

Memaw187
Memaw187

Maybe all the meth heads from my town will move to Seattle and make life better for everyone. Except Seattle, of course

Stevewm
Stevewm

They must be on heroine themselves!

FishEggMan
FishEggMan

I think this bunch of idiots have been out in the rain too long and have water-logged their brains!

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

How can an elected council member propose the city intentionally violate state and federal law by attempting to, purchase, and distribute illegal drugs? This world is moving sideways!

linnilu
linnilu

Aren't they already a sanctuary city? When one violates one law, it becomes easier to violate more. Nullify or break one federal, state, city law then another, then another. Then we end up with a lawless nation, state, city, and sit around and wonder what happened.

Katarina
Katarina

Wonder what will happen when someone OD's at these BYOD parties? Sue the city? This is the opposite of helping, this is enabling. Do the Dems want the entire nation addicted? Would seem so!

TheSwabbie
TheSwabbie

Unbelievable.. I mean this woman has the intelligence of a box of hammers.

Kamodo Majere
Kamodo Majere

Shouldn't they be arrested? If you attempt to break the law you pay the price no matter who you are.

TesticleVomit
TesticleVomit

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT LIVING FUNGUS THAT HAS CRAWLED UP THIS WOMAN'S BUTT AND MUTATED IN SUCH A WAY TO SOMETHING THAT IS FAR BEYOND STUPID SUCH AS THIS. SHE OUGHT TO BE TAKEN AND BEATEN TO A PULP AND ROT IN PRISON FOR EVEN THINKING SUCH A THING SUCH AS THIS. THIS WOMAN IS FAR BEYOND ILL!!!

TesticleVomit
TesticleVomit

HERE IS THE ACCESS TO SALLY'S FACEBOOK PAGE IF YOU WANT TO MESSAGE HER WITH YOUR THOUGHTS. JUST CLICK DOWN BELOW.

TesticleVomit
TesticleVomit

CAUSE THIS WOMAN NEEDS TO BE STOPPED

TesticleVomit
TesticleVomit

My apologies for the username that I used. What this lady is doing is more disgusting then the username itself.

ragnarok1943
ragnarok1943

Thank God, maybe all the heroin addicts will move to Seattle. A true savior for the rest of America. Also, she could save a lot of money if she got pigsty fentanyl from China and mixed it up. Need to set up a conveyor belt of beds next to I-5 and shoot up the addicts as they pass by.

Radicon71
Radicon71

Where did the west coast come from? Yall a bunch of IDIOTS.

Bessmr90best
Bessmr90best

This is just absolutely absurd. I've heard it's hard to kick the heroin habit but people have done it cold turkey. I consider it enabling giving substitutes for years. A jail term with rehab should kick the habit.

rat4rat
rat4rat

What a real IDIOT!

Jaxon436
Jaxon436

What ever happened to using Methadone to help people get off of using heroin? This story is beyond absurd and outrageous!

prizm
prizm

Is this really what this country is coming to and the leaders that are suppose to be leading it very very sorry situation

KARRYKOOL
KARRYKOOL

MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING CAUSING MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE WATERS OF THE PACIFIC

antimoron
antimoron

And you dems wonder why the country hates your dumbas***. You're all just lucky breathing is an involuntary action or you'd all died at birth,and even at that we're not to sure you even did survive. A rock has more intelligence than you