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Annie Dookhan, center, leaves a Boston courthouse escorted by court officers and her lawyer after refusing to testify in a drug case against Shawn Drumgold, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Dookhan is accused of faking drug results, forging signatures and mixing samples a state police lab. State police say Dookhan tested more than 60,000 drug samples involving 34,000 defendants during her nine years at the lab.. (AP)

Annie Dookhan, center, leaves a Boston courthouse escorted by court officers and her lawyer after refusing to testify in a drug case against Shawn Drumgold, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Dookhan is accused of faking drug results, forging signatures and mixing samples a state police lab. State police say Dookhan tested more than 60,000 drug samples involving 34,000 defendants during her nine years at the lab.. (AP)

Massachusetts may have one of the largest drug lab scandals in the nation, but the state is not alone.

It’s been almost a year since the Hinton Drug Lab in Jamaica Plain was closed and former chemist Annie Dookhan was charged with falsifying drug tests.

WBUR’s Deborah Becker has been covering this story in “Bad Chemistry”, WBUR’s special on air and online reporting on the state crime lab scandal. Today, she examined how to other states have handled similar scandals… specifically in Colorado and Texas.

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Deborah Becker, WBUR reporter


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