October 6th, 2012
01:03 AM ET

Chemist at center of drug lab scandal

Annie Dookhan worked as a chemist in a Massachusetts state drug lab for nine years, and is now accused of lying about receiving a master's degree in chemistry.  When Dookhan formerly worked as a chemist, she handled evidence for thousands of drug cases.

The State of Massachusetts is accusing her of doctoring evidence to change test results. Dookhan's alleged tampering calls into question at least 34 thousand cases going back to 2003, and in some cases, may have wrongfully convicted the innocent.

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

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  1. Ghada M.

    OMG... why would she do something like that if it wasn't for money then what else? that's crazy... just does not make any sense

    October 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
  2. Anna

    How in the world does the State of Massachusetts NOT VERIFY the credentials or TEST the capabilities of any person hired for such an important position? Epic Fail Massachusetts!

    October 6, 2012 at 11:12 am |