DE Tampering: Drug Evidence Cases Up To At Least 65 - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

DE Tampering: Drug Evidence Cases Up To At Least 65

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DOVER, Del. - Sources now tell 47 ABC that there are at least 65 known cases that have been compromised.

The latest numbers come one month after we first learned that 25 cases were compromised.

The issue started back in January when dozens of blue Oxycodone pills were reportedly missing from evidence in one case and replaced with pink blood pressure pills. This prompted an investigation into the Chief Medical Examiner's Office. Drug analysis at the lab was discontinued shortly after.

Defense attorney John Brady says he believes the cases will grow.

"This could be as bad as the scandal that happened in a Massachusetts lab a few years ago that cost the commonwealth of Massachusetts $1.5 million," said Brady.

So far, eight Sussex County cases were continued until May so that the state can obtain sufficient labs to get the evidence tested for a final case review.

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