Meth dealer back in jail
A Waupaca man convicted for cooking and selling methamphetamine was arrested after probation agents found meth in his closet.
Courtland D. Fritz, 52, is charged with a second offense of possession of methamphetamine.
On the morning of Sept. 7, probation agents searched the home of Courtland and Lorrenda Fritz and reported finding needles and crystal meth in a bedroom closet.
They were both immediately taken into custody on probation holds.
In May 2013, Courtland and Lorrenda Fritz were arrested after police found evidence that Courtland was operating a meth lab in his mother’s trailer on Oak Street in Waupaca.
In December 2013, they were both convicted of manufacture and delivery of methamphetamines.
Judge Philip Kirk placed Courtland Fritz on three years of probation, ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service and undergo any counseling recommended by his probation agent.
Lorrenda Fritz was also given three years of probation, ordered to perform 30 hours of community service and undergo counseling.
Their conditions of probation also included that they not possess any illegal drugs.
Two weeks after they were arrested, Waupaca Police Officer Daniel Wasrud questioned the Fritz couple at the jail.
According to the criminal complaint, Lorrenda Fritz said the meth and the needles the probation agents found did not belong to her, but she admitted to smoking meth over the Labor Day weekend.
As of Nov. 4, Lorrenda Fritz has not been charged.
Courtland Fritz reportedly told Wasrud he uses meth to stay awake at night so he can take care of his mother.
The couple are both currently residing in jail for violating the conditions of their probation.