The investigation and subsequent closure indicates that some or all of the evidence from that lab is tainted and cannot support prosecutions.Any case involving evidence from the Hinton crime lab deserves careful scrutiny by your attorney in light of this new information, before any such case goes to trial or plea. Every individual facing charges based on evidence from this lab needs advice from effective counsel immediately to determine how the misconduct being revealed at the lab may impact your case.
Your counsel should argue that retesting of evidence by a different chemist would not establish lack of prior mishandling or fabrication and thus would not undo the taint. If samples were mishandled, retesting would not eliminate the possibility of misidentified, contaminated or incorrectly weighed samples.
Thus, your attorney should consider filing motions for discovery and eventually a motion to dismiss based upon any tainted evidence from this lab.