Meth user pleads

HOUGHTON — One of the people arrested in January at a suspected methamphetamine lab in Houghton pleaded guilty Wednesday in 97th District Court.

Lawrence Frechette, 29, of Hancock, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of using amphetamine. He had originally been charged with possession of methamphetamine/ecstasy, a 10-year felony.

Sentencing was set for Feb. 9.

Frechette was arrested along with Terry Bartlett, 35, of Houghton, in January after officers of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Spruce Lane in Houghton.

Bartlett is charged with delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine, a 20-year felony; operating a methamphetamine lab, a 20-year felony; soliciting another to obtain psuedoephedrine, a 10-year felony; and possessing/purchasing psuedoephedrine to make meth, a five-year felony.

His preliminary hearing, originally set for Wednesday, is now scheduled for Feb. 16.