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Law enforcement leaders meet to discuss potential crime lab

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Law enforcement leaders met today to discuss the possibility of a regional lab that could help speed up some investigations.

District Attorney Jon David met with the county's police chiefs and other law enforcement officials to talk about issues important to the county and pending investigations.

The group meets about every six weeks to maintain communication among departments. Thursday, they discussed the need for a regional crime lab in our area.

David says it would help speed up some of the area's most pressing cases. "Well, speed is important in prosecutions and a lot of times our cases will get bumped down from a testing standpoint. And so if we're able to test both drugs, and blood, and DNA at a local level, that would greatly speed up the prosecutions of some of our most pressing and important cases in the system," said David.

There is no official word yet on when or where a crime lab would take form.

David says the key to fighting crime is communication across departments, which is why he says these meetings are necessary.

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The key to fighting crime,

The key to fighting crime, Mr. David, is a prosecution team that can try a case....making sure a person charged with killing an innocent young woman gets more time than someone who shoots an alligator.....spending more time in the office and less time on tv with your nose in the air.........yes, the key to fighting crime is a crime fighting DA.

I hate to tell Mr Jon David

I hate to tell Mr Jon David this but as necessary as he thinks it is the taxpayers of Brunswick County just can not afford for government to keep heaping their good idea's upon us, they all cost money and everyone of us that are not working for the government is in a big recession, money does not grow on trees for us, the state takes in moneys to maintain a lab. This county needs to get back to some very basics and start curbing spending, instead of spending like a bunch of drunken sailors, give us taxpayers a chance to catch our breath.