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People Are Calling Netflix's 'How To Fix A Drug Scandal' Crazier Than 'Tiger King'

People Are Calling Netflix's 'How To Fix A Drug Scandal' Crazier Than 'Tiger King'

Still reeling after binge-watching Netflix's Tiger King?

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Let us introduce you to the new TV documentary that is currently on the tip of everyone's tongues: How To Fix A Drug Scandal.

The true crime docu-series starts by following chemist Sonja Farak, who worked as a lab technician in Amherst lab testing evidence in drug cases, and often served as a witness in court.

Sonja Farak was arrested for stealing drugs (Credit: Netflix)
Sonja Farak was arrested for stealing drugs (Credit: Netflix)

She had a drug addiction of her own, and eventually started using meth, amphetamines, LSD, and other drugs while working - stolen from the controlled substances used for testing and, later on, even from the evidence boxes.

It isn't just Farak who comes under the spotlight in the series, as Massachusetts chemist Annie Dookhan's deception is also detailed.

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Working at the Hinton drug lab in Boston, Dookhan was also in court at around the same time, for tampering with evidence.

Annie Dookhan's lies also came to the surface (Credit: Netflix)
Annie Dookhan's lies also came to the surface (Credit: Netflix)

It emerged that she had lied about testing evidence when in fact she hadn't.

So, basically, both women had impacted thousands of people's criminal sentencings with their carelessness and dishonestly.

As the series goes on, How to Fix a Drug Scandal explores both cases and the gaping hole in administrative oversight that made them possible.

Just as you think it can't get any crazier, it does... also unearthing cover-ups from district attorneys' offices as the scandals took place.

The documentary shows how the women's betrayal affected thousands of lives (Credit: Netflix)
The documentary shows how the women's betrayal affected thousands of lives (Credit: Netflix)

Taking to Twitter after watching the series, one fan wrote: "Y'all thought tiger king was wild, watch how to fix a drug scandal on @netflix #howtofixadrugscandal #Netflix".

While another agreed: How to Fix a Drug Scandal on @Netflix is somehow crazier than to me."

"Tiger King may be crazy, but have you seen How to Fix a Drug Scandal?! Motherf*cking insane!," a third wrote.

As a fourth chipped in: "If you've finished Tiger King...go ahead and start 'How to fix a drug scandal' because WOW."





Landing on Netflix on Wednesday, the gripping documentary is split in to four parts, each as gripping as the last.

Directed by Erin Lee Carr, it will show the catastrophic affect that both women had on no less than 20,000 defendants, leaving them in some sort of legal no-man's-land.

You can watch How To Fix A Drug Scandal on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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