A South Carolina drug lab has suspended operations after investigators discovered that an improperly trained analyst was providing flawed evidence for criminal cases. The woman, who apparently was not qualified to be performing expert drug analyses, has reportedly been providing evidence for a variety of drug crimes cases in the Columbia area. Those cases may require further legal attention, as the evidence analysis may have been compromised by the woman's lack of credentials.
Investigators say they are not sure how many cases involved analysis provided by the untrained woman. Analyses were conducted from 2012 to 2014. However, authorities say they do not think the number of cases will be particularly high.