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Michigan City Plans Own Crime Lab To Speed Results

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WYOMING, Mich. (AP) - The Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming is planning to create its own crime lab as part of an effort to get evidence analyzed more quickly.

WOOD-TV reports that the Wyoming City Council has approved spending $100,000 on lab equipment after its police department complained that it took too long for results to come back from the Michigan State Police crime lab. 

The Associated Press sent a message Tuesday seeking comment from state police.

The state police crime lab currently analyzes evidence for most law enforcement agencies in the state. The Wyoming Police Department said it can take two weeks for results on seized drugs and two to three weeks on blood evidence, delaying court cases.

City officials say its costs will be offset by not using the state lab.

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