Traffic stop close to Peek Park results in discovery of rolling meth lab

Two individuals were arrested after police stopped a flatbed pickup truck close to Peek Park on College Street and discovered there to be a mobile rolling meth lab. According to Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome, Cedartown police stopped a 1973 Ford F-350 for running a stop sign on College Street. The truck pulled into Peek’s Park and officers discovered that this truck was in fact a rolling meth lab that was cooking at the time of the stop. Polk County Fire units were dispatched and assisted Cedartown units and brought in additional hazmat suits. Police arrested the driver, 38 year old Bradley Earl Kitchens of a Friendship Road address and his passenger, Benita Dawn Folsom. Both were charged with the manufacturing of methamphetamine and the initial traffic citation. Newsome said that the park was taped off as a precaution as hazmat teams removed the meth lab and secured the scene.