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Drugs Found Lying Around Closed Mass. Lab

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BOSTON (AP) — Investigators combing through the state’s now-closed Boston drug lab have found several drug samples scattered about the facility.

Experts say the findings raise questions about the integrity of all testing where indicted state chemist Annie Dookhan once worked.

According to an attorney general’s report, investigators with the state Inspector General found a plastic bag containing “a white rock substance” and test tubes “containing unknown substances” in a supervisor’s office. They found pills taped to a lab bench and old samples, including marijuana submitted in 1996.

Matthew Segal of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts tells The Boston Globe the illegal drugs found lying about the lab reflect problems that undermine the credibility of all drug testing there.

Dookhan has pleaded not guilty to faking results and tampering with evidence.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe


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