BOSTON — The ruling comes as one of the recently released drug lab defendants is charged with murder in Brockton.
BOSTON — Both prosecutors and defense attorneys are asking the high court to provide clarity on the process of reviewing criminal convictions jeopardized by the state drug lab crisis.
BOSTON — In hundreds of photos from investigators, drug samples are shown stored all over the Hinton lab: in drawers, cabinets, even in manila folders inside file cabinets.
BOSTON — The cases could affect thousands of drug convictions challenged because of a scandal at a drug-testing lab.
BOSTON — The ACLU’s legal director says too many people are in jail awaiting motions for new trials amid the scandal.
BOSTON — The Supreme Judicial Court is expected to review a case that challenges the way the state is handling criminal cases related to the drug lab crisis.
WORCESTER, Mass. — Officials say the backlog of drug evidence testing caused by a shutdown of two state labs will take more than two years to erase.
BOSTON — A justice agreed to stay the potential release of a defendant convicted in a case in which evidence was tested by former chemist Annie Dookhan.
BOSTON — The supplemental spending measure includes $30 million to cover costs stemming from a drug testing scandal.
BOSTON — “It may be that a wide swath — if not all — of the cases done by the Jamaica Plain lab between 2003 and 2012 may not be prosecuted,” Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone said.
BOSTON — Jeffrey Solomon says he was wrongfully charged with dealing drugs that were tested at the lab.
SALEM, Mass. — A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab has pleaded not guilty at her sixth and final arraignment.
BOSTON — Both district and defense attorneys say the scope of the scandal is likely to grow.
BROCKTON, Mass. — Annie Dookhan pleaded not guilty to six counts of obstruction of justice in a scandal that could jeopardize thousands of drug convictions.
BOSTON — District attorneys most affected by the scandal have asked for $12 million for this fiscal year alone to deal with the extra cases.
BOSTON — The board would oversee all criminal forensic services in Massachusetts.
BOSTON — Annie Dookhan’s husband texted to a prosecutor in August 2009 that his wife was “always lying” and looking for “sympathy and attention.”
BOSTON — Annie Dookhan pleaded not guilty to five counts of obstruction of justice at two arraignments.
BOSTON — An outside review of 17 labs in the same state building that housed the lab at the center of a drug-testing scandal found that they, too, had problems.
BOSTON — Former state chemist Annie Dookhan is accused of falsifying drug tests used in criminal cases. It’s believed that tens of thousands of criminal cases are affected.