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1,500+ Drug Cases Dropped
1,500+ Drug Cases Dropped
NEW BEDFORD - Over 1,500 drug cases pending in district and superior courts are being dropped by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office as a direct result of a former state drug lab chemist's tampering with evidence. District attorneys across Massachusetts are submitting to the Supreme Judicial Court today the cases they would not or could not prosecute if new trials were ordered due to Ann
Chemist in Mass. Lab Scandal Refuses to Testify
Chemist in Mass. Lab Scandal Refuses to Testify
A chemist at the center of a scandal at a Massachusetts drug lab has refused to testify in a drug case against a Boston man who once spent 15 years in prison for the slaying of a 12-year-old girl he says he did not commit. A lawyer for Shawn Drumgold asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss two drug charges because chemist Annie Dookhan's initials appear on a drug analysis form indicating she tested the
Chemist in State Lab Scandal Arrested
Former state crime lab chemist Annie Dookhan was arrested without incident at her home in Franklin today around noon.She's accused of faking drug test results that has left the outcome of thousands of criminal drug cases in question. Attorney General Martha Coakley says the criminal investigation is ongoing...
State Adding Up Costs Of Drug Lab Scandal
State Adding Up Costs Of Drug Lab Scandal
Gov. Deval Patrick's administration is trying to figure out how much it will cost the state to sort through the legal problems caused by the mishandling of evidence at a Massachusetts drug testing lab. In a letter sent on Thursday, Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez asked district attorneys, court administrators and other officials for initial estimates of the costs they expect t

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