30 of the best true crime documentaries to unleash your inner detective

These true crime documentaries are stranger than fiction

How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Netflix, 2020)

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A four-part docuseries, How to Fix a Drug Scandal centers on 35-year-old crime drug lab chemist Sonja Farak who was arrested in 2013 for tampering with the evidence she was tasked with analyzing by using it to get herself high. Despite repeated efforts to suppress evidence in the case, Farak’s addiction and the number of people convicted as a result of her drug testing came to light, resulting in the largest single mass dismissal of criminal cases in U.S. history.

Aside from re-creations of Farak’s compelling grand jury testimony and interviews with attorneys and experts, How to Fix a Drug Scandal also includes comments from Farak’s family, delving deep into how the actions of one crime lab employee can impact tens of thousands of lives. Many viewers found the documentary so gripping that they were able to watch the entire series in one sitting.