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Hundreds Of Motions Filed In DE Drug-Evidence Tampering Case

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - Hundreds of drug convictions could be thrown out because of the ongoing evidence tampering cases at the medical examiner's office.

Public defenders tell 47 ABC that several hundred motions have already been filed.

There could be upwards of 9,500 total motions for every misdemeanor and felony arrest from January 2010 to January 2014.

As for a timeline for when these cases could be heard?

"It could take up to 18 months right now they are looking at current cases," said John Brady. "Drug cases for this week have been dismissed, so as not to cause problems with the current investigation."

Sergeant Paul Shavack of Delaware State Police says that both physical and forensic examination of all drug evidence is now complete.

"The investigation continues, as investigators continue to interview current and past employees at the Medical Examiner's Office," the statement reads. "There have been no arrests made at this point in the investigation. I cannot not discuss any findings or investigative details as to not compromise the ongoing interviews."

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