Delaware Public Defender

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The fate of thousands of drug prosecutions could hinge on an upcoming hearing related to Delaware's troubled and now closed Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Delaware Public Defender's Office will argue Tuesday that any evidence that passed through the state's drug-testing lab should be thrown out.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Public Defender's Office is seeking to reopen and overturn hundreds of old drug convictions as a result of problems at the state's drug testing lab.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports the office has filed more than 420 motions to do just that since April 30. And more motions are coming. Delaware's public defender says his office wants to revisit all 9,500 felony and misdemeanor drug convictions between 2010 and February 2014.