Back on the streets: Crime lab scandal frees suspects 

Some details of the cases that were dismissed or discharged Wednesday due to the shutdown of the San Francisco Police Department crime lab’s controlled substance testing unit.

Heroin dealer on the loose: On Feb. 19, officers arrested a man after observing him sell narcotics to another man at the intersection of Turk and Leavenworth streets. They allegedly found 4.7 grams of heroin on him and charged him with sale and possession of heroin.

Crack seller set free: Officers spotted a man they knew to be on probation near Turner Terrace and Missouri Street on Feb. 22. He took off and threw 6.37 grams of crack cocaine on the ground. After his arrest, police found another 21.38 grams of crack at his apartment. They arrested him with possession of crack with the intent to sell it.

Crack case dismissed: On Feb. 15 at Market Street and Golden Gate Avenue, officers searched a man on probation and allegedly recovered nine rocks of crack. They charged him with possession of crack with intent to sell.

Pot-dealing case tossed: Officers arrested a man on Nov. 12 at Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street after he allegedly sold 4.3 grams of marijuana to an undercover police officer. He was charged with sale of marijuana.

Man with cocaine feels no pain: A man at Polk and Post streets was charged with possession of cocaine Dec. 27 after officers found 3.31 grams of powder in his wallet.

Since the March 9 closure of the SFPD drug lab, the District Attorney’s Office has dismissed several cases in which drug testing was in question. There have been about 600 cases so far.

24 Cases dismissed wednesday

9 Cases dismissed Tuesday

31 Days SFPD Drug Lab has been closed



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