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ELKHART — An Elkhart man claimed a religious exemption when state troopers arrested him on drug and neglect charges.

James Weninger, 31, was arrested Wednesday following a three-month investigation into a possible indoor marijuana growing operation. He was charged with possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, a Level 5 felony, and dealing a Schedule I controlled substance, a Level 6 felony.

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