Hiawatha traffic stop leads to arrests and meth seizure

Travis Rusch, 39, was a passenger during a Hiawatha traffic stop. Rusch was arrested on...
Travis Rusch, 39, was a passenger during a Hiawatha traffic stop. Rusch was arrested on multiple charges — including possession of 30 grams of meth.(Brown County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 4:40 PM CST
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BROWN COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - Two arrests were made during a Hiawatha traffic stop after the driver was charged with driving with a canceled, suspended, or revoked license and the passenger possessed approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine.

According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 1:23 a.m. on January 21, 2023, a Brown County Deputy initiated a traffic stop in Hiawatha on a vehicle that failed to turn on its headlights while driving.

Upon interdiction with the driver, Elizabeth Rose, 39, of Hiawatha, was arrested on the charge of driving with a canceled, suspended, or revoked license.

The passenger, Travis Rusche, 39, of Humboldt, Nebraska, was also arrested on the following charges:

  • Possession of Meth
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • No Drug Tax Stamp
  • A $15,000 Nemaha County Probation Violation Warrant.