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Thousands Of Drug Lab Cases Linked To State Chemist Sonja Farak To Be Dismissed07:08
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Sonja Farak stands during her 2013 arraignment at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool, File)
Sonja Farak stands during her 2013 arraignment at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool, File)
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Massachusetts prosecutors are thousands of criminal drug cases because of misconduct by a former state chemist and two former state prosecutors with the attorney general's office.

Chemist Sonja Farak pleaded guilty in 2014 to stealing drug samples and using drugs while working at a state drug lab in Amherst.

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Deborah Becker, senior correspondent and host at WBUR. She tweets @wburdebbecker.

This segment aired on November 30, 2017.

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