(Hillsboro) Leadership within the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office continues to hold talks with Jefferson County officials concerning the creation of a crime lab. ARPA funds that were awarded to the county could be a way to pay for a lab and the equipment that would be needed. Sheriff Dave Marshak says the backlog of crimes waiting for lab results from the state are piling up.
Sheriff Marshak says if the process was quicker, it would keep repeat offenders off the streets.
Sheriff Marshak says even if the implementation of a crime lab gets the green light, it would be a few years down the road before it would be a reality.