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Roger Hettinger, 42,CEDAR RAPIDS — A Manchester man has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids to charges of importing pseudoephedrine from Canada to Iowa to make meth and possessing 16 firearms and four gun silencers as a drug user.

Roger Hettinger, 42, is charged with conspiracy to import pseudoephedrine, importation of pseudoephedrine, possession of pseudoephedrine, possession of unregistered firearm silencers and possession of firearms by an unlawful drug user, according to the indictment unsealed last week.

Hettinger is accused of importing pseudoephedrine, commonly used in cold and allergy pills, with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine in June through December of last year, according to the indictment. He is accused of possessing pseudoephedrine on Jan. 12 with the intent to manufacture meth.

Hettinger, as an unlawful user of methamphetamine, is accused of possessing 16 firearms including .22 caliber revolvers, 9 mm pistols, 12-gauge shotguns, .22 caliber rifles and a ,44 magnum rifle on Jan. 12, according to the indictment. Hettinger also had possession of four unregistered silencers.

Prosecutors also filed a forfeiture allegation for the weapons, silencers and ammunition.

Hettinger, who remains in custody, faces a June 8 trial.

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