Traffic stop leads to drug, weapon charges

-A A +A
By The Staff

A Jefferson, N.C. man faces drug and weapons charges, after a traffic stop in the Whitetop community led to a search and seizure of methamphetamine, a handgun, and metal knuckles from a vehicle.
Ronnie Thurman Rupard, 50, of Jefferson, N.C., was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine), possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of concealed metal knuckles by a felon, and concealing a firearm.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Declaration, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 2 pages per month.

You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

The Declaration | circulation@independencedeclaration.com | 276-773-2222
578-D, Guynn Shopping Center Mini-Mall, P.O. Box 70, Independence, VA 24348
Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday