Statement from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan:

For Immediate Release November 30, 2017
Contact: Press Office
781-897-8325

The Middlesex District Attorney's Office  today has formally agreed to dismiss charges in all cases relying upon alleged drug analyses performed by chemist Sonja Farak during the time that Farak worked at the Amherst laboratory.  There are 238 such District Court cases and 7 Superior Court cases for a total of 245 cases in Middlesex County.

 

Moving forward we will be working with the Supreme Judicial Court to ensure that all affected defendants are notified and their convictions are vacated.

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