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Boston girds for prisoners freed in drug lab scandal

Fearing potential release of hundreds of convicted criminals, city and law enforcement officials announced immediate plans Thursday to put more specialized police units on the streets, saying the deepening fallout from suspected evidence tampering at a state lab demands aggressive action.

City officials said “crisis ­reentry” teams of police, probation officers, and street workers will work with freed offenders to help them reenter society and send a message of “zero tolerance” for criminal activity.

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