How to Fix a Drug Scandal
A drug scandal is never a good thing, and the aftermath can be even more devastating. But the docuseries How to Fix a Drug Scandal on Netflix showcases what happened when the people in charge of providing drug convictions are the ones abusing and tampering with the evidence.
The four entries, all coming in at around forty-seven to fifty-nine minutes in length, showcase the arrests and court cases involving Sonja Farakl and Annie Dookhan, who individually were both accused and convicted of tampering with evidence. Farak was doing this to get high off the evidence, while Dookhan’s motivations were to reach desired results.
This led to tens of thousands of drug counts being dismissed, the most to ever occur at once in the history of the United States. Attorney General Martha Coakley, who is now a lobbyist for the vape company Juul accused of marketing tobacco products to children, is also featured in the docuseries for allegedly trying to cover up the entire affair for political reasons.
How to Fix a Drug Scandal is a well-crafted endeavor that will shock and surprise viewers from beginning to end. The eye-opening tale of justice gone horribly wrong is yet another example of how Netflix’s documentary game is way ahead of the competition.