Now to a major investigation in Florida that could overturn drug convictions in 35 counties- the closest to us is Columbia. A chemist is suspected of swapping prescription drugs with over-the-counter pills at a state crime lab. Channel 4's Erica Rakow joins us LIVE - Erica, what's the Florida Department of Law Enforcement doing today in this investigation? 3 3 F-D-L-E COMISSIONER GERALD BAILEY HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE FROM THE CRIME LAB IN PENSACOLA SATURDAY..HE SAYS HIS AGENCY IS STUNNED BY WHAT APPEARS TO BE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. 3 00-0518-2226-HUNDRED CRIMINCAL CASES INVOLVING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN MORE THAN 35 FLORIDA COUNTIES ARE CONSIDERED COMPROMISED NOW.. AND AT RISK OF BEING OVERTURNED OR THROWN OUT.. BECAUSE OF A CHEMIST IN PENSACOLA.INVESTIGATORS SAY HE SWAPPED OUT THE DRUGS THAT WERE IN EVIDENCE, WITH OVER THE COUNTER ASPIRIN.GERALD BAILEY/FDLE COMMISSIONER "Could be personal use - could be trafficking, it could be each of those, we don't know." FDLE HAS BEGUN A CRIMINAL IVNESTIGATION AND IS REVIEWING ALL EVIDENCE IN CRIME LABS AROUND THE STATE. THIS WAS ALL TRIGGERED WHEN IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT PAIN PILLS WERE MISSING FROM THE EVIDENCE ROOM AT THE ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE."Our first priority is to find out exactly what happened in this particular case and work with the state attorneys to hold this person criminally accountable." FDLE COMMISSIONER GERALD BAILEY SAYS EACH CASE INVOLVING THE MISSING DRUGS WAS ANALYZED BY THE SAME CHEMIST.THE CASES DATE BACK TO 2006 WHEN THE CHEMIST WAS HIRED.CASES AFFECTED MORE THAN 35 COUNTIES MOSTLY IN WEST AND NORTH FLORIDA..INCLUDING COLUMBIA COUNTY.BECAUSE OF THIS BREACH WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO RESTORE THE CONFIDENCE OF OUR COLLEAGES AND THE FLORIDA PUBLIC. 2.54 3 COMMISSIONER BAILEY HAS BEEN ADVISED NOT TO RELASE THE CHEMISTS NAME.. AND SAYS HE ISN'T COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION.HE'S BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AND IS EXPECTED TO BE FIRED ONCE ALL THE FACTS ARE KNOWN.