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700 South Industrial Way
Seattle, WA 98108

Forensic Engineering and Laboratories

MDE Evidence Storage

MDE has on site storage capabilities as well as an off-site location for long term storage of larger items. Both storage facilities include limited access and climate controlled environments. MDE storage facilities are also alarmed and sprinkled to ensure that evidence is preserved and secure. We have a bi-annual inventory with a bar code system to keep items catalogued and easily accessible when necessary. MDE can help to properly package items and have third party shipping arrangements to ship your evidence back to you when you need it. To learn more about MDE storage options and practices please read the article linked to this page titled Evidence Storage and Preservation. Please see the chain of custody form on this page to send evidence to MDE or call us for more information at 206-622-2007.

Download Chain of Custody Form | Download Evidence Storage and Preservation Article


  • Freezer and refrigeration if necessary
  • Controlled substances (DEA and WA St Dept of Pharmacy permits)
  • Hazardous materials
  • Large items (vehicles, RV,s, etc)
  • Long term storage
  • 3rd party storage

3rd party exam space

  • Available fork lift w operator
  • Available tools, documentation hardware, lighting, etc