A disgraced former state chemist may have tainted more prosecutions than officials had first estimated, an independent reviewer of narcotics cases said Tuesday.
An Amherst state crime lab chemist accused of stealing drug evidence faces new charges.
A chemist from the State Crime Laboratory in Amherst has been arrested.
Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered a “file-by-file review” of every case handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a now-closed government lab.
A drug defendant serving time in jail has been allowed to withdraw his guilty plea and will be released while awaiting trial.
Governor Patrick met with members of the Mass. District Attorneys Association to discuss the investigation and to urge their cooperation in working with defense attorneys and the judicial system.
State Police say the worker was responsible for overseeing the work of a chemist who is accused of mishandling evidence.
An Abington man has been arrested for running a dangerous drug lab out of his home.
Charles Smith and John Perrone pleaded guilty Friday for allegedly creating a drug lab in a dorm room at Georgetown University where they manufactured an illegal and rare drug, a gram of which was found in the room.