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      Jefferson City felon found with gun and drugs

      Ronald Russell is charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

      A convicted Jefferson City felon faces two new charges after police found drugs at his apartment. At about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday Authorities executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 100-block of Marshall Street. During their search, JCPD SWAT took Ronald Russell into custody. Cole County deputies found a toolbox in the apartment's bedroom which had a shoebox containing about 44 grams of marijuana. Inside a closet, they also found a gallon size bag of marijuana with approximately 455 grams, or nearly one pound of marijuana. A .32 caliber handgun was found under a pillow on the bed. Authorities also took another small bag of marijuana in the living room, a partial box of sandwich bags, a digital scale, and money. Russell is charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

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