‘Drug kingpin of Enochville, Brandon Rumple, charged with having a weapon in jail
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged a known heroin dealer, who already has a long list of charges, with having a homemade weapon in the county jail.
Brandon Lee Rumple, 20, known as a “drug kingpin,” has been in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2.5 million bond since his April arrest. He was charged at that time after he tried to evade investigators who’d been following him as he traveled in a car driven by his then pregnant girlfriend. Officials said Rumple tossed a powder substance out of the window while deputies were in pursuit of his vehicle. During the chase Rumple also stopped at his home, where he tossed a bag to his father, Todd Rumple.
Todd Rumple later admitted he’d flushed drugs down the toilet, a report said.
On Monday, Rowan authorities said they found Brandon Rumple in possession of a toothbrush that had been filed down. Rumple is charged with felony possession of a weapon in prison. He was issued an additional $50,000 secured bond.
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