Man Gets Lesser Sentence Due To Drug Lab ScandalBy August 27, 2013
A convicted drug dealer in New Hampshire, who would have faced nearly 20 years in prison as a career offender, was sentenced to only three years.
Defense Attorney: Drug Lab Report Has InconsistenciesBy Bob Oakes August 21, 2013
Tom Workman says more needs to be done to make sure people’s rights aren’t being violated.
Review: Thousands More Cases Linked To Drug Lab CrisisBy August 20, 2013
More than 40,000 defendants may have been affected by Annie Dookhan’s mishandling of drug samples, a reviewer found.
Ex-Chemist Dookhan Wants Statements To Police TossedBy August 19, 2013
In the statements, Annie Dookhan allegedly admitted wrongdoing. Her attorney filed a motion claiming she never got a Miranda warning.
Mass. High Court: Judges, Not Magistrates, Can Release Lab Crisis InmatesBy Deborah Becker July 23, 2013
The special magistrates were assigned by the state to review cases linked to ex-chemist Annie Dookhan. It’s not clear if any inmates were released based solely on the opinion of a special magistrate.
Texas, Colo. Coping With Their Own Lab Testing CrisesBy Deborah Becker June 20, 2013
Some experts say that as an emphasis on forensic evidence grows, labs need to be better supervised.
Recent Brockton Violence Is Linked To Drug Lab CrisisBy Deborah Becker June 14, 2013
Three violent crimes in Brockton — including a brazen daytime murder — are linked to defendants who were released because of the state drug lab crisis.
Brockton Man, Released Amid Lab Crisis, Indicted For MurderBy Deborah Becker June 11, 2013
The indictment charges Donta Hood with fatally shooting Charles Evans in Brockton last month — eight months after Hood was released from prison.
New Tally: 325 People Released Amid Mass. Drug Lab CrisisBy Deborah Becker June 6, 2013
Slightly more than half of the people with criminal charges affected by the state drug lab crisis have been released from incarceration.