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Drug lab investigation getting new leader

Inspector general replaces Coakley

Inspector General Glenn Cunha will take over the investigation of the operations of the Jamaica Plain drug lab where former state chemist Annie Dookhan allegedly tainted evidence in thousands of cases, Governor Deval Patrick said Monday.

In a statement, Patrick said Cunha will take over the sweeping inquiry into the closed Depart­ment of Public Health lab where Dookhan worked from 2003 to 2012, replacing Attorney General Martha ­Coakley, who will continue to pursue the criminal investigation into Dookhan.

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