Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 9, 2013

Man faces charges related to meth lab


MANCELONA — A Mancelona man who allegedly operated a "one pot" methamphetamine lab in the trunk of his girlfriend's car faces a felony drug charge after she called police.

The girlfriend of Paul Leroy Fredenburg, 32, reported the discovery to police on June 3. She said Fredenburg had been to the Soderquist Road residence several times that morning and she had seen him enter her car, according to court documents.

A responding deputy alerted the Traverse Narcotics Team.

Detectives seized materials consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine, including four boxes of pseudoephedrine, a plastic bottle that contained a white, pasty substance and a 20-ounce bottle with a yellow/brown substance that appeared to be smoking.

The substances field tested positive for pesudoepherine and hydrochloric acid, court documents show.

Fredenburg is charged with one count of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine/ecstasy.