On March 1, Todd Honaker called 911 and said his wife had possibly been poisoned. Paramedics found Renee Honaker unresponsive on her living room floor. Police said Todd Honaker was found lying on his bed, repeatedly asking officers if his wife was dead.
Honaker said his wife began convulsing about 30 minutes after taking two doses of the drug, according to the affidavit. Before calling for help, Honaker put the remaining doses back inside the envelope, placed it in the trash and took the trash bag to the end of his driveway, according to the statement by police.
DEA chemists analyzed the remaining doses found inside Honaker's trash can and determined the drug was made with 25b-NBOMe, according to the affidavit. The doses came on blotter paper with a picture of a dancing panda bear.
Police in Washington executed a search warrant at Renzelman's home and allegedly found 150 jars of hallucinogenic mushrooms, eight containers of unknown liquids, blotter paper with dancing pandas and blotter paper soaked in an unknown liquid. He was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and extradited to West Virginia in March. Analysis of similar papers found inside Renzelman's home in Washington are still pending, the affidavit states.
Renzelman has a history of manufacturing controlled substances, according to the affidavit. In September 2008, while working on a post-graduate degree in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, Renzelman was arrested for making homemade beer laced with morphine. According to the investigation, he extracted opium from poppy seeds and then converted the opium to morphine. He completed a pretrial diversion program to avoid conviction.
On Nov. 25, while on bond from the drug charges, he was arrested for allegedly creating a disturbance on an Amtrak train in LaCrosse, Wis., the affidavit states. Renzelman was allegedly carrying synthetic marijuana and appeared to be under the influence of a behavior-altering substance.
Honaker remained in Central Regional Jail without bail on Thursday.Reach Travis Crum at travis.c...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5163.