I-71 traffic stop reveals rolling meth lab

Bobby K. Mitchell (Source: Carroll County Detention Center)
Bobby K. Mitchell (Source: Carroll County Detention Center)

CARROLL COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - A Mississippi man is under arrest after Kentucky State Police pulled over a tractor trailer on Thursday that contained two active meth labs.

At about 10:30 a.m., police say they received a call that a tractor trailer was driving erratically on northbound I-71. Police located the vehicle near the 43 mile marker in Carroll County and pulled the driver over.

Police say they then determined after pulling the driver over that he was under the influence of drugs. A further search of the tractor trailer revealed two active meth labs in the sleeper portion of the truck.

Police arrested Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, from Myrtle, Miss. and charged him with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kentucky State Police hazardous materials technician responded to the scene and seized the meth labs.

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