Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Is the Opioid Epidemic Fueling Wrongful Convictions?

In separate incidents, just five months apart, two Massachusetts crime-lab chemists were arrested for tampering with evidence seized in drug arrests. At Boston's Hinton State Laboratory, the state's largest lab, Annie Dookhan falsified results by "dry-labbing"– submitting positive results for substances never tested – though she also added drugs to samples to increase the weight, enabling DAs

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Is the Opioid Epidemic Fueling Wrongful Convictions?



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