The lawyer in charge of assessing the extent of the state drug lab scandal says that 690 people are in state prison and 450 people are in jails or houses of correction due to evidence that may have been mishandled at the lab. David Meier, a former veteran prosecutor who was appointed last week to oversee the efforts to figure out which cases were affected by the drug lab scandal, said that the first priority of the investigation was to determine who was incarcerated because of the potentially tained evidence.
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