Ruling In Re: Washington Toxicology Lab Contamination Motion

Having determined this to be an issue of citywide significance per Local Court Rule 8.2.4, the Court held an en banc hearing on behalf of three cases on January 12-14, 2022: City of Seattle v. Christopher Markham, City of Seattle v. Paul Winters, and City of Seattle v. Erica Neace. The motion was heard by the Hon. Adam Eisenberg, the Hon. Anita Crawford-Willis, the Hon. Andrea Chin, and the Hon. Catherine McDowall. 

Per the following order signed February 10, 2022, the Court will suppress all blood toxicology results for amphetamine and methamphetamine if the tests were conducted by the Washington State Toxicology Lab in its Main Lab or the Annex between March 2018 and October 2021. This ruling does not affect tests for alcohol or any other drug.

In Re: Washington State Toxicology Lab Methamphetamine Contamination Motion