Great Lakes Lab Contract Approved

The Marshall County Commissioners discussed a contract with the Great Lakes Lab through the prosecutor’s office.

The Great Lakes Lab provides forensic services for Marshall County. All of the law enforcement agencies in the county may send drug samples or alcohol tests for analysis with this lab company. The number of tests that have been requested through the lab by Marshall County officers has dropped since 2013. As a result, the contract price has decreased.

A contract for 2015 and 2016 has been proposed with an annual payment of $75,000 beginning Jan. 20. The contract price last year was for $84,000. This includes 155 narcotics cases to test samples with 600 analysis reports.

The contract was unanimously approved as presented.