Drug Lab Scandal

Another Day, Another Round Of Special Drug Court Hearings

October 18, 2012

BOSTON — The special hearings involve evidence that may have been deliberately tainted by a chemist at the now-closed state drug lab.

Prosecutor Who Had Reported Contact With Drug Lab Chemist Resigns

October 17, 2012

BOSTON — The resignation follows revelations that the prosecutor corresponded with the chemist at the center of the drug lab scandal.

Boston Braces For Inmates Released In Drug Lab Scandal

October 17, 2012
Emmett Folgert, of the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, talks with Stephen Goss and Kurt Driggs. (Monica Brady-Myerov/WBUR)

BOSTON — Community leaders say the influx of ex-inmates will burden existing reentry programs that are already overwhelmed with heavy caseloads and few resources.

Mayor Menino Seeks $15M For Lab Fallout

October 16, 2012

BOSTON — Menino plans to increase police overtime to prevent crime as inmates are released in the wake of the state drug lab scandal.

Sentences Put On Hold Over Mass. Drug Lab Scandal

October 15, 2012

BOSTON — In the latest fallout from the state drug lab scandal, special court sessions started Monday for almost 200 prison inmates with drug cases in Suffolk county who are trying to get their convictions thrown out.

Fallout Continues In Drug Lab Scandal

October 15, 2012

BOSTON — About 10 convicts can go free while their legal challenges are pending in the fallout from the drug lab scandal.

For Mass. Lab Chemist, An Unlikely Road To Scandal

October 13, 2012
Annie Dookhan, center, the accused former state chemist at the center of the drug lab scandal, leaves a Boston courthouse escorted by court officers in October.

BOSTON — Those familiar with her from school and work are struggling to reconcile the Annie Dookhan they knew with the chemist accused of falsifying criminal drug tests.

Mass. Man Cleared Of Drug Charges

October 12, 2012

BOSTON — The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.

In Drug Lab Wake, Menino Launches Emergency Inmate Reentry Program

October 11, 2012

BOSTON — The program is an attempt to minimize the potentially disruptive effects on communities.

Dookhan’s Lab Coworker Testifies At Drug Trial

October 11, 2012

BOSTON — A former coworker of a chemist charged in Massachusetts drug lab scandal has testified the chemist appeared to have unfettered access to the lab.

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