Drug Lab Scandal

Ex-Mass. Chemist Arraigned In Drug Lab Case

January 09, 2013

Annie Dookhan pleaded not guilty to five counts of obstruction of justice at two arraignments.

Review Finds Problems At Other Mass. Labs

December 28, 2012

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.

2012 In Review: State Drug Lab Scandal Could Reverberate For Years

December 27, 2012
Annie Dookhan sits in Suffolk Superior Court moments before her arraignment in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (Steven Senne, Pool/AP)

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.

Ex-Chemist Arraigned In Mass. Drug Lab Scandal

December 20, 2012
Annie Dookhan, left, sits with an unidentified man, right, in Suffolk Superior Court moments before her arraignment Thursday (Steven Senne/AP/Pool)

Annie Dookhan pleaded not guilty to 15 charges that include perjury and tampering with evidence.

More Charges For Mass. Chemist In Drug Lab Scandal

December 17, 2012

Annie Dookhan was indicted on 17 counts of obstruction of justice, eight counts of tampering with evidence, perjury and pretending to hold a college degree.

Police Warn Of Crime Spike From Drug Lab Scandal

December 12, 2012

Of the 110 people who have been released back to Boston, eight have already been re-arrested for other alleged crimes.

Emails Show Mass. Slow To React To Drug Lab Scandal

December 12, 2012

It took the state seven months to launch an investigation after they learned chemist Annie Dookhan had allegedly mishandled samples.

Mass. GOP Lawmakers Call For Health Secretary’s Resignation

November 29, 2012

The call for JudyAnn Bigby’s resignation follows the state drug lab scandal and the meningitis outbreak.

Public Hearing Reviews Drug Lab Scandal

November 29, 2012
State Public Safety Secretary Mary Elizabeth Heffernan testifies during the hearing Wednesday. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

The attorney overseeing the review of cases possibly tainted by Annie Dookhan, said as many 10,000 people could be affected.

Nearly 200 Released As Result Of Drug Lab Scandal

November 28, 2012
The State House hearing on the drug lab scandal gets under way Wednesday. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

Seventy-nine have been released in Boston.

Indictments Expected Against Disgraced Mass. Chemist

November 27, 2012
Annie Dookhan, center, leaves a Boston courthouse escorted by court officers and her lawyer on Oct 10. (Josh Reynolds/AP File)

State prosecutors said in court documents filed Tuesday that “a grand jury investigation is on-going with indictments expected” after Dec. 3.

Gov. Patrick Orders ‘File-By-File Review’ Of Chemist’s Cases

November 27, 2012

Approximately 10,000 people were potentially affected by chemist Annie Dookhan’s alleged misconduct, officials say.

Mass. Inspector General Asked To Head Probe Of Drug Lab

November 05, 2012

Gov. Deval Patrick has asked state Inspector General Glenn Cunha to take over the review of the former state drug lab at the center of a testing scandal.

Mass. To Hold Hearings On State Health Department

November 01, 2012

Lawmakers will hold hearings looking into the Department of Public Health’s handling of the meningitis outbreak and drug lab scandal.

Patrick Seeks $30M For Costs Of Mass. Drug Lab Scandal

October 31, 2012

Attorney General Martha Coakley also asked the governor to appoint an independent investigator to look into broader issues surrounding the now-closed lab.

Mass. Courts Seek $8.7M To Handle Drug Lab Crisis

October 26, 2012

The money is to handle legal challenges to criminal cases that have potentially been tainted by a chemist accused of mishandling drug samples.

Mass. Plans For Costs Of Drug Lab Crisis

October 25, 2012

Officials say Patrick will file an appropriations bill next week to cover the costs of the scandal for the next several months.

Mass. Lawyers Call For Outside Probe Of Drug Lab

October 24, 2012

Groups want an independent investigator to oversee the probe of the state drug lab scandal.

More Drug Cases Head To Court In Mass. Lab Scandal

October 22, 2012

Cases include a man indicted for murder and another who served time for killing a neighborhood cat and burning its remains.

Boston Residents To Discuss Lab Scandal Fallout

October 20, 2012

Civil rights activists, criminal justice advocates and attorneys will discuss the local impact of the state drug lab scandal at a town hall meeting in Roxbury on Saturday afternoon.

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