Discovery of Backpack with Meth-Making Ingredients Shut Down Roads

Police have shut down a section of Northwest Parkway and Franklin Road.


Police say a backpack that contained ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine caused Friday’s shutdown of roads and evacuation of businesses.

Marietta Officer David Brown told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution an alert business owner looked inside the backpack and called police. Click here to read the story

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The Marietta Police and Fire Department has shut down a section of Northwest Parkway and Franklin Road after locating a possible portable methamphetamine lab.

Police spokesman David Baldwin said the roads would be shut down "indefinitely."

"Hazmat crews are on scene and investigators are en route," he said in a media alert. "All surrounding businesses have been evacuated as a precaution."

Check back for updates.


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