Trial Date Set For Chemist In Drug Lab Scandal
The former state chemist accused of tampering with evidence in drug cases in Massachusetts has a trial date
A judge in Boston Friday scheduled a January 6 trial date for Annie Dookhan, whose arrest sent ripples through the state’s criminal justice system. The trial will cover charges she faces that were part of a 27 count indictment announced last year by Attorney General Martha Coakley
Dookhan tested more than 60,000 drug samples involving more than 34,000 defendants at a state lab that was closed after it was suspected she’d tampered with evidence. Special court sessions were set up to deal with the fallout from the scandal.