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That’s Not What We Meant by ‘Testing’ the Drugs

Sonja Farak was employed to test illegal drugs at an Amherst, Mass., crime lab run by the state, but if investigators are right, she already knew she liked them. The state attorney general’s office says Farak used both drugs belonging to the lab (which were provided as samples for comparison) and samples brought in for testing in criminal cases. Investigators say Farak even testified and tested drugs while she was on meth, coke, LSD, and more — over a span of about eight years. According to Farak’s own testimony, she even cooked drugs in the lab. She pleaded guilty to a total of ten counts of evidence tampering, theft, and drug possession, but it’s still not clear how many cases her misconduct affected. (AC/Boston Globe) ...If she got high off the evidence in a case, doesn’t that prove it was really a drug?
Original Publication Date: 22 May 2016
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