Experiment Showing Potential for Error at the Military Drug Labs

Experiment Showing Potential for Error at the Military Drug Labs

Photo of Leaked Military Drug Samples
Yesterday we received a Brady notice regarding the military drug labs. Brady, of course, is a landmark Supreme Court case holding that in a criminal case the Government must turn over to the defense all information that tends to exonerate the accused.

Basically, an employee of the military drug labs expressed concern that discrepancy codes at the lab did not accurately account for the possibility that leakage or spillage during shipping of samples can cross-contaminate urine bottles.

In response, the drug lab ran an experiment to determine whether samples can leak during shipping and contaminate other samples. Sure enough, the experiment showed that you can have leakage during the shipping process that can cross-contaminate pure samples. The notices and copies of the experiment are attached.