Deputy discovers meth lab

Photos courtesy of Knox County Sheriff's Department.  Evidence was collected from inside and outside the home, including two inactive meth labs.
Photos courtesy of Knox County Sheriff’s Department.
Evidence was collected from inside and outside the home, including two inactive meth labs.

A citizen’s call of complaint lead the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to the unmistakeable signs of an active meth lab.

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Liford arrived at a California Hollow residence Tuesday, Oct. 13 to investigate the lead. The suspect was absent, however Liford’s time was not wasted.

IMG_1155 WebAccording to Liford, he found several ingredients for methamphetamine along with evidence of manufacturing the drug, including used coffee filters with methamphetamine residue and a loaded syringe with what is suspected to be methamphetamine. Outside the home, Deputy Liford also found two inactive one-step meth labs.

Deputy Liford conducted an investigation and obtained an arrest warrant for Karan Isaacs, 51, of Barbourville.

Deputy Liford arrested Isaacs the next day, charging her with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors.

Isaacs was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.