FDLE Chemist Under Investigation
FLORIDA- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is beginning a review of 2600 drug cases that affected over 26 counties, including some in our area. The review comes after a chemist in its Pensacola crime lab is suspected of swapping prescription drugs in evidence with over-the-counter pills. FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey said his agency is stunned by what appears to be criminal activity. The cases date back to 2006 when the chemist was hired. He has been placed on administrative leave and is expected to be fired once all of the facts are known Officials said he will likely face criminal charges.
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