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MANKATO — A St. Peter man allegedly was caught with half a pound of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

Jacob John Friedrichs, 38, was charged with felony drug crimes Monday in Blue Earth County District Court.

A deputy spotted Friedrichs driving on Monks Avenue just south of Mankato on Wednesday and pulled him over because he knew Friedrichs did not have a license and was not wearing a seat belt.

A deputy observed a marijuana pipe in the vehicle and Friedrichs said he smoked marijuana because it helped him stay off of meth, according to a court complaint.

The Free Press

A search of the vehicle then found a hidden bag with 226 grams of meth and a second bag with 1 gram of meth.

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