A 39-year-old Delhi man was arrested this week by Merced County Sheriff’s deputies on suspicion of giving marijuana to his teenage daughters to sell at Delhi High School.
Detectives Ray Framstad and Joey Cardenas on Tuesday went to the Sixth Street home of John C. Fronczak after learning the suspect was suspected of giving marijuana to his daughters, ages 15 and 17, to sell at the school. Detectives learned about the accusations after a parent found marijuana in their child’s backpack, according to Deputy Delray Shelton.
Shelton said detectives found a methamphetamine pipe, hash and a hash conversion lab inside the suspect’s residence. Under questioning by detectives, Fronczak admitted giving the marijuana to his daughters, Shelton said, but denied it was for his children to sell.
Detectives believe the older daughter had been selling marijuana for about a year, while the younger daughter had been selling the drug for a few months.
The teenagers were placed into the custody of Merced County Child Protective Services.
Shelton said that although the suspect was arrested, he wasn’t booked at the Merced County Jail, because of issues with his health. The case will be forwarded to the Merced County District Attorney’s Office for review.
While detectives were investigating Fronczak, a 32-year-old man named James Jason Harry tried to steal Fronczak’s car from his home, according to Shelton.
Harry was booked at the Merced County Jail on suspicion of attempted grand theft, tampering with a vehicle and possession of burglary tools.