DeKalb County authorities say a man going through a contentious divorce tried to frame his estranged wife by planting drugs and a gun in her vehicle.

WDKB-FM in DeKalb reports 35-year-old Nicholas Krengiel of Kingston was trying to discredit the woman by having someone put the contraband in her car.

Police say they received a tip on Aug. 14 and found four grams of crack cocaine and a firearm in a vehicle belonging to Krengiel's wife.

While investigating, DeKalb police say they learned Krengiel paid an associate to obtain the gun and drugs and instructed him on how and when to plant the items.

Krengiel was arrested Wednesday and faces calculated criminal drug conspiracy charges. His bond was set at $250,000.

It wasn't immediately known if Krengiel has legal representation.

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