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Sheriff's Office to get DNA Testing Machine

By: Adella Harding

Published: March 22, 2023

ELKO – If grant money comes through as expected, the Elko County Sheriff’s Department will have its own DNA testing machine that will eliminate travel to Washoe County with samples.

Undersheriff Justin Ames said “it’s just really exciting” that the sheriff’s office will be the first rural law enforcement agency to receive a rapid DNA machine, and he said the resource will be “available to all law enforcement out here.”

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