Drug Lab Scandal

Chemist Told Mass. Police She ‘Messed Up Bad’

September 26, 2012

BOSTON — The chemist at the center of the drug lab scandal admitted that she faked test results for two to three years, forged signatures and bypassed proper procedures, according to a state police report.

Chemist’s Education Questioned In Drug Lab Scandal

September 25, 2012

BOSTON — UMass-Boston officials say they have no record of Annie Dookhan receiving an advanced degree or taking graduate courses there.

Official: 1,150 Convictions Could Be In Question In Lab Scandal

September 25, 2012

BOSTON — The disclosure came on the same day a judge suspended the sentence of a Roxbury man whose case involved drugs handled by the chemist at the heart of the problems.

Special Unit Formed To Sort Out Mass. Drug Lab Mess

September 20, 2012

BOSTON — David Meier has been named to lead the review of criminal cases impacted by mishandling of evidence at a Boston lab.

First Drug Conviction Vacated In Wake Of Drug Lab Scandal

September 20, 2012

BOSTON — David Danielli was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea after it was discovered that state chemist Annie Dookhan had tested the evidence used to convict him.

Outgoing Mass. Official Addresses Drug Lab Shutdown

September 19, 2012

BOSTON — The outgoing head of the state’s public health department says he believes a “single rogue chemist” was responsible for the mishandling of drug evidence.

Lawmakers To Hold Hearings On Crime Lab Crisis

September 18, 2012

BOSTON — State lawmakers are looking to hold hearings as early as next Wednesday to try to get to the bottom of what happened at the state’s drug lab.

State’s Public Health Chief Resigns Amid Crime Lab Crisis

September 18, 2012

BOSTON — John Auerbach accepted blame for the failure to monitor, detect and report the mishandling of drug samples by a single state chemist.

Mass. Public Health Commissioner Resigns

September 17, 2012

BOSTON — The drug evidence mishandling scandal at the state crime lab in Jamaica Plain has led to the resignation of Commissioner John Auerbach.

Amid Crime Lab Crisis, DPH Commissioner Resigns

September 17, 2012

STATE HOUSE — Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach offered his resignation over the weekend and Gov. Deval Patrick accepted it on Monday.

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