Two Men Arrested After Traffic Stop

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Two men are in custody in Guernsey County after a traffic stop for an equipment violation in the Village of Senecaville uncovered drugs.

Sheriff Jeffrey Paden said that during the stop a sergeant recognized the passenger in the vehicle as 37-year-old Brandon Rossiter, of Byesville, a wanted fugitive known to be armed and dangerous. He was placed under arrest.

A search of the vehicle yielded 93 grams of crystal methamphetamines with a street value of over $3,000. A loaded firearm was also recovered as well as suspected cocaine, items for distributing narcotics and U.S. currency.

Rossiter has been charged with aggravated possession of drugs, possession of cocaine, having weapons under disability and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle 38-year-old Kenneth Carter has been charged with aggravated possession of drugs and possession of cocaine.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.