Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences
Huntsville Laboratory

General Info

The Huntsville Regional Laboratory provides forensic services to the following counties in Alabama.

Death Investigation - Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, St. Clair, Walker and Winston

Drug Chemistry - Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston

Forensic Biology - Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston

Forensic Pathology - Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, St. Clair, Walker and Winston

** Firearms and Toolmark evidence is accepted from Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Examinations are conducted at other ADFS laboratories.


Types of Evidence Accepted

The Huntsville Regional Lab will only accept evidence for Drug Chemistry, Forensic Biology and Firearms and Toolmark.  For Fire Debris and Toxicology evidence, please submit the evidence to the Birmingham/Hoover Laboratory.

Lab Info


Huntsville Laboratory
716 Arcadia Circle
Huntsville, AL 35801-5908

Office: (256) 539-1401
Fax: (256) 533-2855
Laboratory Director - Debbie Dodd
Email: deborah.dodd@adfs.alabama.gov

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm

Closed daily from 12 pm - 1 pm
and state holidays.

Contact Info


Title Name and Email Phone Extension
Lab Director Debbie Dodd Ext. 212
Drug Chemistry Section Chief Vacant Ext.
Forensic Biology Section Chief Lillie Harper Ext. 232
Death Investigation
Death Investigator Tim Brown Ext. 205
Death Investigator Buford Knopps Ext. 208

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