According to some law enforcement officials, the turnaround time for processing evidence at the North Carolina state crime labs is too long. This is even though the lab has managed to cut the turnaround time to 316 days on average for all evidence and some is even cut down to as few as 60 days. That means the turnaround time has dropped 150 days on average from what it was.
During the last fiscal year, the Greensboro, Asheville and Raleigh, North Carolina, labs have accepted almost 51,000 pieces of evidence for over 25,200 cases. The director, who took over in June 2014, said, "The state crime lab has been the scapegoat for too long. We're turning things around."