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Mankato Man Facing Charges For Allegedly Manufacturing Methamphetamine

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A Mankato man is charged after allegedly running a meth lab in Blue Earth County.
The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force began investigating a property in South Bend Township back in October. This after a resident reported that 43-year-old Clifford Freiderich III had just recently moved out of the shed next to him. He said there were items with a strong smell inside a truck he was working on.
Agents say they recovered items primarily used for manufacturing methamphetamine. A few of the items also tested positive for methamphetamine.
Another witness allegedly told police that Freiderich would also manufacture the drug at a second shop in Waseca.
He faces two felony counts of manufacturing methamphetamine in the first degree.