Traffic stop leads to drug charges in LaGrange County

Mug shot of Michael J. Neuenschwande courtesy the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department.
Mug shot of Michael J. Neuenschwande courtesy the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department.

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A man is facing multiple drug charges after being pulled over by LaGrange County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night.

A deputy stopped Michael J. Neuenschwander, who was driving a Monte Carlo he owned, in the area of CR 700 S and 400 E after a witnessing a traffic violation

The deputy discovered that Neuenschwander had a stolen driver’s license and subsequently impounded his car.

While doing an inventory of the car, officials found several drug-related items including:

  • About 66 grams of Marijuana
  • Digital scales
  • A glass pipe smoking device
  • A large number of plastic bags
  • 9 Hydrocodone prescription pill (for which Neuenschwander did not have a prescription)

Neuenschwander was arrested and taken to the LaGrange County Jail. he faces the following charges:

  • Dealing Marijuana over 30 grams, a Level 6 Felony
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor.

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Information from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department Facebook Page. 

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