You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week