An old building is getting a new purpose.
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz, met with Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss using the old work release building on Old Adamsville road for storage for different local entities.
"The Board of Elections is going to use one of our old dorms that the work release pisoners use to sleep in as storage for their machines and some of their records, " said Lutz
The Sheriff’s Office will take advantage of the extra space as well. They will use a portion of the area as a storage area for evidence.
" Say if we get into a drug case where we need to search a car for drugs or if we get into a case where we take seize a vehicle for blood collection or DNA collection or to process for evidence we don’t have a lot of space for that," said Lutz.
Using this space will prevent evidence from being affected by the weather. The two groups will a share bathroom, but Lutz says everything else will remain separated to maintain integrity of both parties.