On April 8, 2011, Deputies were conducting undercover surveillance near a residence on Simmons Road in Napoleonville during the morning hours. The Sheriff's Office was responding to complaints concerning increased traffic and suspicious activity in this normally quiet residential area. Deputies proceeded to a residence located at 202 Simmons Road for a "knock and talk” with the residents after observing several vehicles in the driveway and suspicious activities in an open shed behind the house. After getting a consent to search, deputies noticed in plain view on a table inside the shed several items used to make methamphetamine known as a "shake and bake” lab. Also found is what appeared to be a glass vial of suspected methamphetamine. The "Shake and Bake” operation was taking place while a 2 year old child was sleeping inside the residence.
Garrett Wendt, age 27, of 202 Simmons Street, Napoleonville, was arrested and booked on the following charges: Creation or operation of a Clandestine Laboratory and Possession of Crystal Meth. Tammy Hohnesee, age 27, of 202 Simmons Street, Napoleonville, was also arrested and booked on the abovementioned charges. Both Bonds have been set at $60,000.00 and they are still incarcerated at the Assumption Parish Detention Center.