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It has recently come to light that a chemist at the drug lab in Jamaica Plain mishandled drug evidence, altered the weight of drugs, failed to calibrate the testing machines correctly, and even manipulated samples to get positive results for illegal narcotics when the sample that was submitted to the lab was in fact not an illegal substance.

One Superior Court judge has already released an individual who was serving a lengthy jail sentence based upon evidence this chemist's mishandling of evidence and granted him the right to a new trial where he can challenge the drug evidence based upon the new information regarding the lab's mishandling of evidence.

If you or a loved one has been convicted, plead guilty or is awaiting trial on a drug case in the Massachusetts state courts, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to see how this scandal may impact your case.

Image Credit: Opium Presumptive Drug Test by Jack Spades, on Flickr