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Sussex Co. Drug Cases Delayed, More In Limbo

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - Sources have told WMDT that 25 cases have been compromised during handling at the Chief Medical Examiner's office.

But now we're learning that 325 more are sitting in limbo in the drug-evidence tampering case in the First State.

Eight of those cases in Sussex County were postponed on Friday. Defense attorney John Brady says the judge overseeing them continued the cases until May so that the state can obtain sufficient labs to get the evidence tested for a final case review.

"The ruling from [the Honorable Judge T. Henley Graves] did indicate to the defense attorneys that the motions to dismiss would be reconsidered if the testing would not be completed by the time of the final case review," said Brady.

Brady says that the evidence in these cases were held at the OCME, but were not tested. He doesn't believe they were tampered.

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