Back on the streets: Crime lab scandal frees suspects 

Some details of the cases that were tossed Thursday due to the shutdown of the San Francisco Police Department’s crime lab:

Crack user walks: A man was arrested Feb. 1 at the intersection of Eddy and Larkin streets after officers saw him stick what looked like crack cocaine into his mouth. Police recovered 0.41 grams of crack and he was charged with possession.

Man with crack let go: A man was arrested at Post and Hyde streets Feb. 1 after officers saw the defendant holding a crack pipe on Stevenson Alley. He threw the pipe to the ground and was found with two rocks of crack cocaine. He was charged with possession of the drug and of the pipe.

Meth-bust suspect released: Officers searched a man after observing what looked like a drug transaction at Post and Hyde streets. They recovered 0.43 grams of methamphetamine in a cigarette box in his pocket. He was charged with possession of the drug.

Woman with crack stash out of jail: A woman was arrested in the 5000 block of Third Street after officers executed a search warrant on her apartment. They recovered four wrapped crack rocks in her mouth and more in the residence. In total, officers claim they found 3.55 grams of crack, and she was charged with possession of crack for sale and maintaining a place to sell drugs.

Possession case booted: After a traffic violation, officers searched a man’s car and found 16.5 grams of cocaine. He was charged with possession.

Drug suspect who resisted arrest freed: A man was jaywalking, saw the police and ran. When he was apprehended, he had 0.71 grams of crack in his pocket and $257 in cash. He was charged with possession of the drug and resisting arrest.

Since the March 9 closure of the SFPD crime lab, the District Attorney’s Office has not charged any new drug cases. More than 500 cases have been dismissed or discharged.

30 Cases dismissed Thursday

15 Cases dismissedtuesday

25 Days SFPD crime lab has been closed

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