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Two charged with narcotics trafficking, conspiracy

Staff report

Two men have been charged with conspiracy to traffic narcotics and felony drug trafficking charges.

Christopher Todd Rumple, 47, of the 500 block of Carter Street, Kannapolis, is charged with one count of felony trafficking opium/heroin and one count of conspiracy to traffic opium/heroin.

Zachary Todd Rumple, 25, of the 200 block of Liz Cortland Road, China Grove, is also charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of felony trafficking.

In addition, Zachary Todd Rumple is charged with 11 counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute heroin and three counts of felony selling or delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance.

Both men were arrested Friday.

Christopher Todd Rumple was released on $50,000 bond.

Zachary Todd Rumple was being held in the Rowan County Detention Center on $2,050,000 bond as of Saturday night.

Their first court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 29.

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