BOSTON, MA – Annie Dookhan, a 36-year-old chemist from Boston, Mass., has the entire state of Massachusetts questioning everything she ever touched on the job.
Dookhan was sentenced to 3-5 years in prison today, after pleading guilty to a slew of charges including perjury and tampering with evidence. That evidence was the drug tests of more than 1,000 people that Dookhan admitted she “dry labbed,” meaning she would test only a portion of the samples and list them as positive whether they were or not!
More than 1,100 cases have been thrown out because of the faulty drug tests, and Massachusetts has spent $8.5 million fixing the mess.
Prosecutors say they believe thousands of people were charged with bogus drug charges in the last 9 years because of Dookhan’s twisted agenda.