Drug Lab Scandal

Drug Lab Scandal Leaves Criminal Cases In Limbo

December 31, 2013

Many of the tens of thousands of criminal cases affected by Annie Dookhan’s bogus testing are still in limbo.

Dookhan’s Lawyer Discusses Hinton Drug Lab Case

November 29, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Nicholas Gordon, the lawyer of former convicted chemist Annie Dookhan, spoke with WBUR’s Deborah Becker.

Mass. Reeling From Drug Lab Scandal A Year Later

September 01, 2013

BOSTON — More than 330 prison inmates have been released from custody and at least 1,1000 cases have been dismissed or not prosecuted because of tainted evidence and other fallout from the facility’s closure.

SJC: Drug Lab Special Court Sessions Pass Legal Muster

May 17, 2013

BOSTON — The ruling comes as one of the recently released drug lab defendants is charged with murder in Brockton.

Mass. High Court To Consider Drug Lab Case Procedures

May 09, 2013

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.

Photos Reveal Sloppy Conditions At Now-Closed Drug Lab

April 02, 2013
Above: On February 1, 2013, an agent of the Office of the Inspector General found green vegetable matter and miscellaneous contents in a drying hood cabinet located in the Jamaica Plain drug laboratory, according to State Police documents.

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.

Mass. Justice Sends Drug Lab Cases To High Court

March 13, 2013
CPCS Chief Counsel Anthony Benedetti, foreground, observes the single justice hearing Wednesday.

BOSTON — The cases could affect thousands of drug convictions challenged because of a scandal at a drug-testing lab.

ACLU Asks Mass. High Court To Rule On Drug Lab Scandal

March 06, 2013

BOSTON — The ACLU’s legal director says too many people are in jail awaiting motions for new trials amid the scandal.

Mass. High Court Expected To Hear Drug Lab Appeal Case In April

February 21, 2013

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.

Drug Lab Scandal Creates Testing Backlog

February 21, 2013

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.

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