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Parents arrested in meth lab bust

4 years ago April 11, 2011 Apr 11, 2011 Monday, April 11 2011 Monday, April 11, 2011 4:28:41 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Shingleton

NAPOLEONVILLE - The parents of a two-year-old boy are behind bars, accused of operating a meth lab while their son was home.

The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Garrett Wendt and Tammy Hohnesee. They were booked on charges of possession of crystal meth and operating a clandestine laboratory.

Neighbors said for almost a year they noticed dozens of cars speeding up and down their street at all hours of the night. The only problem, the street only has seven houses.

"I knew it was drugs a year ago when I saw excessive traffic. It had to be drugs. There was no where for these kids to be going at that time of night especially on a one-way street," Toddy Gautreaux said.

One neighbor tipped off the sheriff's office which obtained a warrant and searched the house. Inside a shed toward the back of the house investigators found several items used to make meth. This type of meth lab is known as "shake and bake."

The two-year-old boy is staying with his grandparents, and Gautreaux said the neighborhood is finally quiet and back to normal again.

Wendt and Hohnesee sit in the Assumption Parish Detention Center on $60,000 bond.

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