WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A new crime lab could help the city of Wyoming solve crimes faster.
The Wyoming Police Department will convert an old dark room and use new equipment to analyze drugs, or find out what kind of accelerant was used in a fire.
Detectives say they will be able to process evidence in one or two days. The Michigan State Police Lab takes about a week because of a backlog of cases.
"Our staff is very capable and educated, they know how to use this equipment and it will give us a faster turn around time but allow us to utilize the people with the talents they already have," said Lt. Det. Joe Steffes.
Wyoming says after about seven years, the lab will pay itself off. The state would pay the city every time the equipment is used.