The first of what could be thousands of convicted drug dealers is going free as a result of the evidence-tainting scandal at the State Labs in JP.
The Globe reports that David Danielli will be released two and a half years before his sentence is up. He had pleaded guilty. He will be returned to the status of someone accused of a crime but not guilty of it.
Chemist Annie Dookhan allegedly doctored or otherwise tainted up to 60,000 drug samples in 34,000 cases. She resigned before the scandal became public.