Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Crime Lab Scandal Results in Drug Defendant Being Set Free

Getty Images

A drug defendant serving time in jail has been allowed to withdraw his guilty plea and will be released while awaiting trial, in the first of what could be many cases jeopardized by a scandal at a Massachusetts drug-testing lab. David Danielli pleaded guilty to possession of 500 oxycodone pills and was sentenced to serve a year in jail. His lawyer filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea after state officials shut down the testing lab last month amid a widening investigation into the actions of chemist Annie Dookhan, who is accused of deliberately mishandling drug samples.

On Wednesday, a judge granted Danielli’s motion to withdraw his plea. A spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said Danielli will be released on personal recognizance. His case will go back on a list of cases awaiting trial.

[Via Associated Press]

More From WBSM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!