Chemist

Annie Dookhan in Middlesex Superior Court, Jan. 9, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Lawyer For Former State Chemist Asks Judge To Dismiss Charges

A former state chemist whose actions authorities say sent a ripple through the criminal justice system is challenging charges connected to claims she made in court that she had a master’s degree.

05/31/2013

Chemist Sonja Farak. (CBS)

Amherst State Crime Lab Chemist Accused Of Stealing Drugs Out On 5K Bail

A Massachusetts crime lab chemist accused of tampering with evidence and stealing drugs has pleaded not guilty.

01/22/2013

Shawn Drumgold

Drug Suspect Found Not Guilty, Former Chemist Not To Blame

A man who once served 14 years in prison after a wrongful murder conviction has been found not guilty of drug possession.

10/12/2012

Annie Dookhan refuses to answer questions from WBZ-TV's Beth Germano on Sept. 12, 2012.

Colleagues Had Concerns For Years About Chemist In Drug Lab Scandal

Chemists who worked with Annie Dookhan told investigators they had concerns about her work for several years, but they either convinced themselves they were invalid or reported them to supervisors who failed to intervene.

09/27/2012

William Hinton State Lab in Jamaica Plain

Supervisor At State Drug Lab Placed On Leave

State Police say the worker was responsible for overseeing the work of a chemist who is accused of mishandling evidence.

08/31/2012

William Hinton State Lab in Jamaica Plain

I-Team: State Drug Lab Chemist’s Actions Could Affect Thousands Of Cases

State Police Superintendent Col. Timothy Alben said the issues are isolated to one person who has worked at the lab since 2003. But, it likely involves thousands of local police cases.

08/30/2012

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