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Billings teacher charged with meth possession

Fritzler is listed as a sixth-grade social studies teacher
Shawn Fritzler
Posted at 2:32 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 16:37:18-05

BILLINGS — Shawn Fritzler, a public school teacher in Billings, faces charges of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia after police allegedly found methamphetamine in his home on January 16, according to court documents.

Fritzler, 43 years old, allegedly had glass pipes, syringes, a digital scale, and baggies that tested positive for meth in rooms accessible to all in the home.

Officers also found a notebook with writing regarding drug sales on the kitchen counter.

Fritzler is listed on the Billings school district's web site as a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Billings Ben Steele Middle School.

Fritzler shared the home with Mark Kramlich, 46, and Lane Meiers, 31. Both men are charged with the same offenses.

Members of the DEA Task Force and Billings Police Department's Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the Billings residence at 5:50 a.m. on January 16.