(Springfield, MA) — More than 200 Hampden County drug cases have been dropped so far on account of indicted state chemist Sonja Farak. Last week DA Mark Mastroianni dropped two more. Alleged cocaine dealers John Jackson and Melissa Serrano of Springfield are now off the hook. Farak is accused of tampering with evidence and stealing drugs while working at the state lab in Amherst. The 35-year-old Northampton woman is scheduled for trial February 5th.
Lawyers for women suing Bill Cosby for defamation say his admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he pursued for sex could bolster their claims
As many as 2,000 criminal cases may be impacted by a former state chemist’s decision to tamper with drug samples
Three Springfield men have been arrested in connection with what police say is a major Berkshire County drug trafficking operation
Southampton voters head the polls later this week to once again vote on a new public safety complex