BOSTON (AP) — It's been a year since state police shut down a Massachusetts drug lab after allegations that a chemist there faked test results and tempered with evidence.
The state is still reeling as hundreds of prison inmates have been released from custody while their cases are challenged in court.
State officials estimate that chemist Annie Dookhan tested samples involving more than 40,000 defendants during her nine years at a state Department of Public Health lab. She has pleaded not guilty.
The Executive Office of Public Safety says more than 330 defendants have been released from prisons.
Authorities had feared dangerous criminals would end up back on the streets. Indeed, police say a man who was released from prison early killed another man in a fight over drugs and a gun.
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