Details are emerging on Annie Dookhan, the Massachusetts drug lab chemist at the heart of the state’s largest scandal. On August 30, 2012 the Massachusetts State Police closed the state lab in Jamaica Plain after a budgetary takeover. There the Massachusetts State police learned that there was a major breach in protocols. Now details are emerging as to what those breached were.
According to reports Ms. Dookhan, a chemist who resigned in March, mixed drugs from separate cases in order to receive positive results. In one Norfolk county drug case after the initial test was negative for illegal drugs, the substance was retested by Ms. Dookin and then was certified as a drug. It has been reported that Ms. Dookin had switched results in order to assure positive drug results. In Massachusetts it a drug certificate is necessary for a conviction.
Ms. Dookin is also accused of adding to the weights of the drugs resulting in much larger jail sentences for people convicted. The difference in a gram in certain circumstances in may result in years in jail.
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