A Delhi father is facing possible criminal charges after allegations arose that he was providing marijuana for his teen daughters to sell.
The allegation came to light after a mother found marijuana in her child’s backpack. When confronted about it, the child named who had provided the marijuana and the mother contacted the Merced County Sheriff’s Department with the information.
On Tuesday, sheriff’s detectives went to a home on Sixth Street in Delhi to speak with John C. Fronczak. Investigators suspected Fronczak was supplying his 17-year-old and 15-year-old daughters with marijuana to sell at school, sheriff spokesman Deputy Delray Shelton said.
At the home detectives found marijuana, hash, a hash conversion lab, and a methamphetamine pipe, according to the sheriff’s department.
Fronczak allegedly admitted to giving his daughters marijuana, but claimed it was for their own use and not to sell.
The 17-year-old had been selling the marijuana for about a year and the 15-year-old started a few months ago, Shelton said.
Both girls were put into the custody of Merced County Child Protective Services.
Fronczak was not taken into custody because of health issues, but he was issued a citation and the case will be sent to the Merced County District Attorney’s Office for review.
During the investigation, James Jason Harry, 32, had the unfortunate timing of trying to steal Fronczak’s vehicle. He was apprehended by the detectives and arrested on suspicion of attempted auto theft and possession of burglary tools.