Court officials in Massachusetts have begun court sessions for 34-year old Annie Dookhan, the Massachusetts chemist who has been charged with obstruction of justice by alternating drug test results for various defendants. She has also been charged with falsifying her credentials by claiming to hold a college degree in chemistry.
Disgraced Boston chemist Annie Dookhan has admitted to making mistakes during drug testing she conducted for the Massachusetts state lab. She ran tests and labeled drug sample vials with THC, which is marijuana’s active ingredient. When the same tests were run by another chemist for confirmation, the results were not the same. One test showed a trace amount of THC, and another test showed that there was a combination of morphine and codeine.
Annie Dookhan, a chemist that is alleged to be involved in a recent scandal at a state drug lab, has been arrested and faces charges of obstructing justice and making false claims of having a degree on her resume. The scandal erupted after it was discovered that thousands of evidence samples may have been tampered with or tainted.
University of Massachusetts school officials revealed that there is not any record of Annie Dookhan holding a degree in chemistry. In addition, school officials say there is not any proof that Dookhan attended graduate school at the University.