Two Arrested in Delaware Drug Testing Lab Scandal

May 29, 2014

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State police have arrested two employees of the Delaware medical examiner's office in an investigation of evidence tampering at the state drug testing lab.

Thirty-eight-year-old James Woodson and 54-year-old Farnam Daneshgar were arrested Wednesday after being indicted by a New Castle County grand jury on Tuesday.

Woodson, who worked as a lab courier, is charged with cocaine trafficking, theft of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence and official misconduct. He also is charged with improperly accessing the state's criminal justice database.

Daneshgar, a chemist at the controlled substances lab, is charged with falsifying business records for allegedly failing to produce reports documenting discrepancies in drug evidence he reviewed in two cases. He also was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a search of his home.