Mancelona Man Charged for Having Meth, Carrying a Concealed Weapon

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A Mancelona man has been charged for having meth and carrying a concealed weapon, among other charges.

On Tuesday, March 29 at about 5:50 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post stopped a car that failed to stop as it left a business on Grove Street near West Michigan in Mancelona.

Troopers say the driver, 36-year-old Hooper Rauschenberg of Mancelona, did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance on the car.

Rauschenberg was arrested after troopers found two double-edged knives, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, used syringes and syringes filled with clear and amber liquid inside the car.

One minor from Mancelona was also in the car. She was cited by Michigan State Police for having tobacco, and was released to her mother.

On Tuesday, Rauschenberg was arraigned in the 86th District Court for one count possession of methamphetamine, one count operate without security, one count carrying a concealed weapon and one count driving while license not valid or improper.