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Carl Williams, staff attorney for ACLU, gives a statement at Nov. 30 press conference.

Carl Williams, staff attorney for ACLU, gives a statement at Nov. 30 press conference.

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Thousands of drug cases to be dismissed by state DAs

Attorney General’s Office hid tainted evidence by drug lab chemist, said ACLU

Massachusetts district attorneys said last week that they would dismiss more than 6,000 drug convictions in counties across the state because of misconduct by former drug lab chemist Sonja Farak and two former state prosecutors who withheld evidence of Farak’s misdeeds.