Mankato Man Charged With Cooking Meth: Ingredients, Lab Supplies Found

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(Mankato, MN) – A 37-year-old Mankato man is facing a long list of charges for allegedly making meth.

Zakary Rudenick is accused of manufacturing methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine precursors, along with drug possession and domestic abuse/violating an order for protection (OFP).

According to the complaint, police were called to a residence on April 15th because the victim thought Rudenick may have been there in violation of the OFP.

Responding police found footprints that led to Rudenick’s car about 100 yards from the home and eventually discovered Rudenick hiding in the home’s attic. In the basement, officers found what appeared to be a make-shift methamphetamine lab.

Rudenick was interviewed and police say he used to cook meth while living in Colorado and that he had started trying to do the same locally a couple months back.

Court documents say Rudenick possessed numerous meth precursors including denatured alcohol, acetone, sulfuric acid, pseudoephedrine, ammonium nitrate and red phosphorus. He also had various meth lab equipment including a hot plate, coffee filters, tubing, mason jars and tubing.

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