Today there is more fallout from the unprecedented scandal at the Massachusetts State Drug lab in Jamaica Plain. According to various news reports, one employee, the director of analytical chemistry Julie Nassif has been fired. The Director of the state lab Dr. Linda Han has tendered her resignation and another employee is facing disciplinary charges. The unnamed person was the direct supervisor of the former chemist Annie Dookhan. Ms. Dookhan has since resigned and is at the center of the controversy.
According to reports, Ms. Dookhan performed a large amount of the tests at the state lab. In 2004, she conducted over 20% of all of the lab’s tests. She did over 50% more work than her peers. In a statement put out by state officials “the consistent high volume of work she performed throughout her career should have been questioned and reviewed by lab managers. “
As of now there is only an investigation on going into the breach of the protocols at the lab. However it has been reported that the chemist may have mixed samples and over weighed samples.
Because of the high volume of sample the former chemist worked on there are now over 34, 000 people that may have been wrongfully convicted. In Massachusetts a drug certificate is necessary for a conviction. Now that the breach of protocol has been discovered all samples tested are subject to ridicule.
If you or someone you know has a drug conviction at it was between 2004- 2011 then you should speak to Attorney Patrick Donovan today.
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