SEATTLE — Bellevue and two other cities near Seattle have voted to ban safe injection sites for drug users in opposition to a proposal by King County.

KING-TV reports ( ) the Federal Way City Council voted Tuesday to ban the sites, following the cities of Auburn and Bellevue.

King County has proposed creating two “Community Health Engagement Locations” – one in Seattle and one in another part of the county — staffed with medical professionals who would help prevent overdose deaths.

The county says it doesn’t have a short list of locations, just that the sites would be in areas where a high amount of public drug use occurs.

Information from: KING-TV,

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.