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Man Arrested with Drugs and a Gun

Cole County authorities arrest a man who may have been trying to pull a gun on them.

Deputies tried to stop a car driven by Joseph Ruppel of Jefferson City on Heritage Highway, which is south of Jefferson City near Highway 54. Ruppel sped off, finally stopping on Route D.

When a deputy tried to search Ruppel, he pulled away and started to reach for his waistband before he was arrested. Investigators found a gun in his pants. A search of his car found a large amount of meth, drug distribution materials, and some brass knuckles. Ruppel is now in jail.

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