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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Almost 24,000 drug cases in Massachusetts dismissed

Approximately 24,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts that were tainted by a former state drug lab chemist who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and falsifying tests have been dismissed.

'That is a victory for regular people, for people who've been tarnished by these drug convictions,' said Carl Williams, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, according to CNN.

Dookhan worked testing drug samples submitted by law enforcement agencies from 2003 until 2012.

The vast majority of 24,000 drug cases potentially tainted by former state chemist Annie Dookhan will be dismissed by mid-April, according to The Boston Globe. This makes it the single largest dismissal of criminal convictions in U.S. history, according to the ACLU.

Only a few hundred cases are expected to remain open to prosecution.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did that state lab chemist vote in 2016?

Anonymous said...

She deserved way more than three years for ruining people's lives.

Anonymous said...

I hope they all OD on the politicians Front Door.

Anonymous said...

DEM.

Anonymous said...

12:25 karma will kiss you one day and she is a cold hearted witch. You shouldnt wish bad situations on people no matter how much you dislike a situation. Many of these were probably petty marijuana charges, not most but many. Those people will never meet the fate you wish upon them.