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Traffic stop leads to drug, weapon charges

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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.


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