56-year-old Ricky Leo Frenette of Wild Rose Loop in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of maintaining a vehicle for the sale or use of an illegal substance, possession of a schedule I controlled substance (psilocybin mushrooms), possession of methamphetamine, and possession of cocaine. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methadone tablets) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Events leading to Frenette’s arrest began on Wednesday (August 11) when a patrol Deputy on the Charlotte Highway near Mooresville saw a vehicle commit a traffic offense near Shepherd Road. The Deputy stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Ricky Leo Frenette. Another Deputy responded and deployed K-9 Officer Levi, who reacted to the odor of a controlled substance in the vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle and found 3.9 grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, six methadone tablets, 3.7 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, and drug paraphernalia.
Frenette was arrested on the scene and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $7,500 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for August 30.
Frenette has a criminal history misdemeanor interfering with a utility meter, seven counts of buying or selling a vehicle with no license, delivering or accepting a blank or open title, and several driving-related charges.