BOSTON (CBS) — A change of plea hearing for the chemist accused of botching evidence at the now closed state drug lab has been formally set for next month.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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Annie Dookhan will appear in court November 22, and is expected to plead guilty in a scandal that’s jeopardized thousands of drug cases.

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Wednesday, there was a hearing on a motion to suppress statements Dookhan made to State Police.

Dookhan was not in court for the hearing.

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If Dookhan pleads guilty to obstruction and evidence tampering, a judge has said she wouldn’t impose a sentence of more than 3-to-5 years.

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