Local man and woman arrested on drug charges

Staff reports
Over 60 finished product clandestine operation labs were found in the residence of David Kunert.

An early morning traffic stop led to an execution of a search warrant located at 1119 S. Hempshire Ave in Gonzales. 

Gonzales Police and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office entered the residence where they found the homeowner, David Kunert, along with a second individual, Tanya Garza.

Officers located at least three working clandestine operations and approximately 60 finished product clandestine operation labs within the residence.

Kunert also possessed a substantial amount of suspected methanphetamine along with other drugs in his possession, including Loratab, Xanax, and Oxycodone. Garza possessed at least 2 Adderall pills in her possession.

Officers also located a substantial amount of drug paraphernalia inside the residence, including spoons with residue, used needles, smoking pipes, scales, and other items.

David Wade Michael Kunert, 34, of 1119 S. Hempshire Ave., Gonzales, has been charged with 63 counts of manufacturing methanphetamine, 63 counts creation of clandestine lab, possession w/intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of Schedule IV CDS, 2 counts possession of schedule II CDS, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tanya Marie Garza, 29, of 9399 E. Hwy 936, St. Amant, has been charged with possession of schedule IV CDS, possession of schedule II CDS, creation of a clandestine lab, manufacturing of schedule II CDS, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Kunert and Garza are being held at the Ascension Parish Jail in Donaldsonville and no bond has been set at this time.

Kunert and Tanya Garza have both been arrested on drug charges