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.
But in a hearing in Roxbury Municipal Court to determine whether Drumgold’s case should be thrown out because of Dookhan’s involvement, Dookhan appeared with her attorney, Nicholas Gordon, and invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Scapicchio contends that Dookhan tested the suspected crack cocaine and heroin that Boston police allege Drumgold was selling in January 2011.
Jake Wark, a spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office, sharply disputed Scapicchio’s assertions that Dookhan participated in the drug testing in the case.
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