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Drug Defendants Seek New Trials In Bristol County

A parade of defenants made their way through Fall River Superior Court on Thursday, seeking a stay of their jail sentence and new trials. 

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Lawyers Urge Attorney General To Step Down From Lab Probe

Four lawyers' groups are calling on Attorney General Martha Coakley to step down from the state drug lab probe. 

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Governor Patrick Offers Plan To Address Costs In Drug Lab Scandal

Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has unveiled a new plan for dealing with the mounting costs associated with the alleged mishandling of evidence at a state drug lab. 

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More Cases Head to Court in Mass. Drug Lab Scandal

More defendants are expected to challenge their convictions this week based on a testing scandal at a Massachusetts drug lab, including a man currently under indictment for murder and another man who served time behind bars for killing a neighborhood cat and burning its remains

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Drug Defendent Released From Jail Due To State Drug Lab Scandal

A drug defendant is out of jail after being allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in the wake of a scandal at a state drug-testing lab.

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Crime Lab Scandal Results in Drug Defendant Being Set Free

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.

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District Attorney Sutter “Stunned” By Drug Lab Shutdown

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said he was stunned to learn about the mishandling of drug samples in as many as 60,000 cases at a Mass. Crime Lab.

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State: Crime Lab Chemist Handled 50,000 Cases

The chemist at the center of a scandal that has shut down a Massachusetts crime lab was involved in testing more than 50,000 drug samples, raising the possibility of an enormous number of legal challenges from people convicted or awaiting trial in drug cases.

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Massachusetts Drug Lab Shut Down

A state drug lab in Boston has been shut down after state police discovered a chemist failed to follow protocols in drug testing, potentially exposing thousands of drug convictions to legal challenges.

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