City of Lakewood passes drug law despite special state session

The City of Lakewood is not waiting for Olympia lawmakers to agree on a drug possession law. The city passed their own law Monday night instead. (P...

May 17, 2023
8:28 AM

The City of Lakewood is not waiting for Olympia lawmakers to agree on a drug possession law. The city passed their own law Monday night instead. (Photo from the Lakewood Police Department) The City of Lakewood is not waiting for Olympia lawmakers to agree on a drug possession law. The city passed their own law Monday night instead. The ordinance makes it a gross misdemeanor to knowingly possess a controlled substance, which is punishable by up to 364 days in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

L.B. GILBERT