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Chemist had access to state lab, database

Annie Dookhan, the chemist at the center of the state drug lab controversy, had the codes to access the lab’s computer system and could open the lab in the morning, one of Dookhan’s former colleagues testified Thursday.

Daniella Frasca, whose workstation was right next to Dookhan’s for eight years, was testifying in the Roxbury Municipal Court trial of Shawn Drumgold. Drumgold’s attorney is trying to discredit the drug evidence against her client by probing into the lab’s workings and suggesting Dookhan’s actions there tainted the evidence.

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