Public defenders file more than 400 motions seeking to reopen Delaware drug cases

The public defender’s office in Delaware has filed more than 400 motions since April 30 seeking to reopen the cases of individuals convicted of drug offenses, based on evidence issues concerning the testing laboratory at the state medical examiner’s office.

“We intend to keep filing [motions] every day, or as close to every day as we are physically able to, as soon as we hear from clients that they want us to file a motion on their behalf,” assistant public defender Nicole Walker tells the News Journal.

An earlier ABAJournal.com post provides additional details:

Del. drug-testing lab issues spark prosecution call for trial freeze in all current drug cases

Feds still seek 3 men who jumped bond before guilty verdict in drug case, offer $5K reward per man

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