The Scottish Police Authority have around 2500 drugs cases still sitting in their lab unsolved.
According to Graeme Pearson MSP, the former head of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency it could take a year for them to clear up the backlog.
The bumbling chaos that is the Scottish Police Authority is well known in justice circles - they're about as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike.
They are supposed to work closely with Police Scotland and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service to manage the testing of drugs. They should then prioritise cases in order of importance and seriousness.
But the incompetence of the SPA is the kind of stuff legends are made of. So it should be no surprise to anyone that even though we only welcomed 2016 in a couple of weeks ago, the useless crew at the SPA are already way behind with their work for this year.
So far behind in fact that it'll be 2017 before they catch up.
Happy-New-Next-Year from the SPA.