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Motorist assist leads to Brown Co drug arrests
05/02/2021

(KNZA)--What began as a Brown County Deputy's assistance to a motorist ended with the arrest of two on drug charges.

According to a report from Brown County Sheriff John Merchant, it was around 9:30 on the night of April 25t when the Deputy stopped to assist the motorist on 240th Road, near Plumtree.
However, as the assistance was provided, an investigation at the scene revealed the alleged presence of drugs, which led to the arrests of 32-year-old Leona resident Amanda Thorburn and 38-year-old Hiawatha resident Sissy Wilson.

Thorburn was arrested on charges for felony possession of a stimulant, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and transport open container.

Wilson faces charges for felony possession of a stimulant, unlawful to obtain prescription drug, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following their arrests, both were taken to the Brown County Jail.

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