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David Meier, an attorney appointed to lead a review of cases in the wake of the drug lab scandal, speaks on Friday to reporters in Boston, where he said many of the 34,000 defendants who could be affected have already served their time or otherwise had their cases resolved. (Elise Amendola/AP)
David Meier, an attorney appointed to lead a review of cases in the wake of the drug lab scandal, speaks on Friday to reporters in Boston, where he said many of the 34,000 defendants who could be affected have already served their time or otherwise had their cases resolved. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Today, a Suffolk Superior Court judge began hearing arguments from defendants whose drug cases are affected by the ongoing state drug lab scandal.

Dozens of defendants currently serving time on drug charges will ask to reduce their bail, put their sentences on hold, or withdraw their guilty pleas.

The defendants were charged using evidence tied to former state chemist Annie Dookhan, who has admitted to manipulating drug samples.

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  • Deborah Becker, WBUR reporter

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This segment aired on October 15, 2012.

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