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  • Massachusetts Inspector General Glenn A. Cunha releases the findings of his investigation of the Hinton Drug Lab at the offices of the Inspector General as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, left, listens to Cunha's reporting during a media availability in Boston, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The Hinton Drug Lab was shut down in 2012 in the wake of criminal acts by forensic chemist Annie Dookhan. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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  • Annie Dookhan (center) sits between two unidentified men in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston moments before her arraignment on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Ms. Dookhan, the former chemist at the center of a drug-testing scandal, pleaded not guilty to charges including perjury and tampering with evidence. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

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  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks with reporters in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Mr. Patrick said he expects criminal charges will be brought in an investigation of misconduct by a state lab chemist who admitted faking drug-sample results, forging signatures and skipping proper procedures. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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  • David Meier (right), special consul to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and leader of the review of drug convictions that might have been compromised at a state police drug testing lab, conducts a meeting at the Department of Public Safety in Boston on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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  • The lab, formerly run by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, was closed and taken over by state police in 2012 after chemist Annie Dookhan admitted she tampered with evidence and tested only a fraction of the samples she claimed to test while working at the lab.

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