Woman arrested after meth lab found in her car

By Abby Morris
Star Staff

   Police arrested a Siam woman Sunday and charged her with two felony narcotics charges after they stopped her for a traffic violation and found components of a methamphetamine lab in her car.
   Carter County Sheriff's Department officers and agents of the First Judicial District Drug Task Force arrested Lisa Kate Ashley-Isbanioly, 37, 134 Jade Dr., and charged her with the attempted manufacture of a Schedule II narcotic (methamphetamine) and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.
   According to police reports, when CCSD officers stopped Ashley-Isbanioly on U.S. Highway 321/Tennessee Highway 67 in the area of Lakeshore Marina, they discovered the makings of a methamphetamine laboratory in the 1988 Ford Festiva she was driving and notified DTF agents.
   DTF agents arrived and processed the scene. A hazardous materials team was also called in to clean up the vehicle and surrounding area.
   Police said two juveniles who were in the vehicle with Ashley-Isbanioly were released to the custody of her brother.
   According to DTF Director Ken Phillips, agents of the agency are discovering clandestine laboratories in cars more often now than in the past.
   "A lot of times they are transporting the labs from one place to another. They will have a mobile lab that they will set up in one house one week and another house the next week," he said. "There is an increase in labs, both in homes and in vehicles."
   Ashley-Isbanioly is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court today.