Construction on the nearly $8 million building was completed two months ago. Now, forensic scientists are moved into the new Evidence Building in Rapid City.
The building will be able to handle more than 20,000 pieces of evidence. Forensic lab directors say the additional space will provide more efficiency.
"The beauty of this new facility is it will give us the opportunity for us to expand and grow as our needs expand and grow. For example the next thing I would like to add is urinalysis as a procedure that we'll be able to do," said Dr. Richard Bleil, Forensic Lab Director for the Rapid City Police Department.
This new evidence building is designed to last fifty years.