State officials in Tennessee are looking at the possibility of closing crime labs in the Volunteer State.  This word comes on the heels of the announcement by the GBI that crime labs in Georgia will close next spring.

The GBI announced this week that three crime labs in Georgia would be closed on March 31, 2010 including the crime lab in Summerville.  Some Northwest Georgia law enforcement officials worry that with the closing of the crime labs it could mean longer wait times for important forensic information and could eventually lead to more backlogs in the court system.