4 arrested in Melbourne mobile meth lab bust

Police find 2 in car working mobile meth lab, another meth lab inside house


MELBOURNE, Fla. – Agents busted a meth lab in West Melbourne Thursday night arrested four people and  found a large cache of weapons and methamphetamine.

Ali Smoak, 33, Carl Strohlin, 31, Ashley Murphy, 29, and Louis Capobianco, 37, were arrested on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and the possession of listed chemicals.

West Melbourne police received a call about a suspicious car near 2045 Botanica Circle. Police found Murphy and Smoak in a car parked in front of Capobianco's house working a mobile meth lab in the car, according to a press release.

A second lab meth lab was also found inside the house.

Agents executed a search warrant and reported finding about 400 grams of methamphetamine oil, 15 weapons including shotguns with extended drum magazines, assault rifles and two body armor vests.

Smoak was arrested in October 2011 for trafficking in methamphetamine and has a pending trial on that arrest.

All four are being held at Brevard County Jail without bond.