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DA: Man charged with being a coke dealer will have charges dropped because the coke turned out to be not coke

A man indicted last year as on charges of being a repeat cocaine dealer will likely have the charges dropped next week because of problems related to the substance former state chemist Annie Dookhan certified was cocaine, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Specifically, the DA's office reports, re-testing by State Police shows the material was, in fact, an inert substance. At a hearing on Oct. 5 in Suffolk Superior Court, prosecutors will file a document known as a nolle prosequi asking that the charges against Jeffrey Banks be dropped.

However, the DA's office adds, Banks will not walk out of court a free man; he'll just be returned to a state prison, where he is currently serving a sentence on charges out of Middlesex County unrelated to last year's indictment.

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Is it wrong to think that this individual may have still been guilty of the charges against him if it were not for this chemist?

My guess is he's still one of the lesser productive members of society.

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Read the article - the police re-tested the sample.

It wasn't cocaine.

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My guess is he's still one of the lesser productive members of society.

This is also not a crime.

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