Drug Lab Scandal

Ex-Mass. Chemist Arraigned In Drug Lab Case

January 09, 2013

BOSTON — 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

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.

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)

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.

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)

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — Seventy-nine have been released in Boston.

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