Criminal Defense Bar Access to Drug Lab Database

In response to the concerns about wrongdoing and misconduct at the Hinton State Laboratory Institute in Jamaica Plain, the Commonwealth is providing the private criminal defense bar with access to a database of information to identify individuals whose cases potentially have been impacted. In order to obtain access to this information, attorneys will need to submit this form and attestation.

Any attorney who

  • handled a drug-related matter between the years of 2003 to 2012 in which the drug analysis may have been conducted in the DPH Drug Lab, or
  • handled a matter in which the defendant's sentence may have been enhanced by a drug-related conviction based on conduct between the years 2003 to 2012, inclusive, in which the drug analysis may have been conducted in the DPH Drug Lab may seek access to the database by filling out the form and attesting to their compliance with CORI.

The completed form and the attestation must be submitted in writing by mail or fax to:

Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
One Ashburton Place
Room 2133
Boston, MA 02108
Attn: Michelle Goldman
Fax: 617-727-4764