Suspected 'rolling meth lab' busted near Powder Springs

Cobb County police Tuesday busted a suspected "rolling" methamphetamine lab during an early-morning traffic stop near Powder Springs.

Cobb police spokesman Dana Pierce said officers stopped a Dodge Dakota pickup truck for a minor equipment violation shortly before 4 a.m. on Brownsville Road near Muirwood Drive.

Officers became suspicious of a female in the truck, and when she was patted down, police found suspected meth on her, Pierce said.

The woman and two men who were also in the truck were arrested, and when officer checked the truck's bed, they found "various chemicals" believed to be used in the manufacture of meth, Pierce said.

"Whether or not they were actually cooking [meth] inside the truck, or just transporting materials, remains to be seen," Pierce said late Tuesday morning. He said investigators had not yet gone through the cab of the pickup.

The Cobb fire hazmat team was sent to the scene, and Brownsville Road was shut down Tuesday morning while authorities inventoried the chemicals in the back of the truck.

Pierce said the federal Environmental Protection Agency would oversee the disposal of the chemicals.

The Marietta Daily Journal identified the suspects as Adam Williams of Hiram, David Johnson of Marietta and Tammy Usher of Villa Rica.