Police arrested John David Gray, 39, of Conyers, and Terry Lynn Johnson, 50, of Covington, Friday morning after a routine traffic stop led to a rolling meth lab bust, police said.
2 Charged In Rolling Meth Lab Bust
Both men face a long list of drug charges.
Several roads, buildings and a school were closed in downtown Conyers on Friday morning just before 6 a.m. once the drugs were found, police said. Everything has since been reopened.
Students attending Pine Street Elementary were originally sent to other schools, but they have since been returned to Pine Street Elementary.
Police said officers stopped a pickup truck for a broken taillight and discovered a rolling meth lab inside. Officers told Channel 2 Action News reporter Kerry Kavanaugh at the scene that when the officer approached the truck he smelled a "caustic odor" and saw trash and chemicals in the bed of the truck.
"We have found a lot of methamphetamine that was already prepared, already ready. We found some other drugs, a fair amount of cash, some counterfeit cash, counterfeit money and counterfeiting material," said Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson.
Gray and Johnson were taken into custody, but had to be taken to the hospital first to be decontaminated, police said.
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Wilson told Channel 2 Action News that police and officials with the Rockdale County Fire Department decided to quarantine a 500-foot radius around where the truck was stopped because one of the truck's occupants indicated something was currently "cooking in the truck."
Wilson said because of the caustic materials found in the truck, and the fact the area was experiencing a slight breeze, officials were concerned about the possible leak of dangerous chemicals.
The quarantine was lifted at about 9 a.m.