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Chemist pleads Fifth in drug case

Some of Annie Dookhan’s former co-workers are expected to testify publicly for the first time Thursday about the inner workings of the closed Jamaica Plain lab where Dookhan is ­accused of mishandling evidence, when they are called as prosecution witnesses during the drug possession trial of Shawn Drumgold.

On Wednesday, Drumgold’s attorney, Rosemary Curran Scapicchio, wanted Dookhan, who was a chemist at the now-closed drug lab, to explain why her initials appear on lab notes from three tests done in Drumgold’s case.

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