'How to Fix a Drug Scandal': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary

The four-part docuseries will revolve around the story of drug lab chemist Sonja Farak who became increasingly addicted to the narcotics that showed up in her lab for testing


                            'How to Fix a Drug Scandal': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary
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The docuseries titled, 'How to Fix a Drug Scandal' sheds light on one of the largest law enforcement scandals in Massachusetts history. Debuting this spring, the four-part docuseries will revolve around the story of drug lab chemist Sonja Farak who became increasingly addicted to the narcotics that showed up in her lab for testing.

To make sure she wasn't caught, Farak had to falsify results which could lead to different fates for many wrongful convictions.

Release date

'How to Fix a Drug Scandal' will premiere on April 1, 2020.

Plot

The synopsis reads, "In 2013, Massachusetts State Police arrest 35-year-old crime drug lab chemist Sonja Farak for tampering with evidence: and that was only the beginning. Over time, details emerged that Farak had been in fact using the drugs that she was tasked with testing. Did anyone know what had been going on? And when did they find out? The scope of Farak’s addiction—and the number of people convicted as a result of her drug testing—comes to light, despite repeated efforts to suppress evidence in the case. This riveting four-part docuseries directed by Erin Lee Carr (Mommy Dead and Dearest, Dirty Money) examines an essential, but obscured, part of the criminal justice system. In addition to re-creations of Farak’s compelling grand jury testimony and interviews with attorneys and experts, we hear from Farak’s family for the first time, delving deep into how the actions of one crime lab employee can impact tens of thousands of lives."

Cast

The author of 'And Justice For None: Inside Biggest Law Enforcement Scandal in Massachusetts History,' Paul Solotaroff is featured in the docuseries among other experts, witnesses, lawyersand officers.

Creators

'How to Fix a Drug Scandal' is directed by Erin Lee Carr ('Mommy Dead and Dearest', 'Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop' and 'At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal'). The docuseries is produced by Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions.

Erin Lee Carr (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Foundation for Global Sports Development)

Trailer



 

This riveting four-part docuseries directed by Erin Lee Carr examines an essential, but obscured, part of the criminal justice system.

Where to watch

Catch 'How to Fix a Drug Scandal' on Netflix on April 1, 2020.

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