BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bar Association will host a discussion on the state drug lab crisis and its implications for the legal community.
Panelists will include David Meier, a former state prosecutor appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick to oversee the central office investigating the crisis, and Maj. James Connolly of the state police crime lab.
The state Department of Public Health lab in Boston was shut down in August after an investigation into the mishandling of drug samples in criminal cases by a chemist who worked at the lab. Annie Dookhan is accused of failing to follow testing protocols and faking drug test results. She has pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice.
The bar association’s Criminal Law Section will host the discussion Tuesday at the group’s headquarters.