ONLINE EXCLUSIVE - Jury finds Wakeman woman guilty of selling marijuana

Convicted drug dealer Susan J. Terlizzi plans to appeal a jury's decision finding her guilty of selling marijuana. "It's just wrong. I plan to appeal absolutely," the 44-year-old Wakeman resident said. "My attorney is aware of that. I'm going to prove my innocence."
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

Convicted drug dealer Susan J. Terlizzi plans to appeal a jury's decision finding her guilty of selling marijuana.

"It's just wrong. I plan to appeal absolutely," the 44-year-old Wakeman resident said. "My attorney is aware of that. I'm going to prove my innocence."

On April 19, 2006, she sold "less than 100 grams" of marijuana to a female confidential informant at the Firelands Manor Mobile Home Park, Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker said. Terlizzi was one of several people accused in connection with the drug bust organized by the METRICH Drug Task Force.

After a two-day trial that started Tuesday, Terlizzi, of 5810 U.S. 20, Lot 1, is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 3. The jury determined she didn't commit the offense in the vicinity of a juvenile.

"We had made other purchases from her (involving) both adults and juveniles," said Hunker, whose department has been affiliated with METRICH since about 2002.

Terlizzi has been suspected of dealing marijuana from her mobile home since the end of 2005 or the beginning of 2006. "We received information that drugs were being sold there and some drugs were being brought to the village," the chief said.

Both Hunker and Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin testified for the state. At the end of 2005, McLaughlin said the sheriff's office started getting about 12 calls from park residents who "made complaints of drug trafficking throughout the park," specifically at Terlizzi's home.

"She was selling marijuana to young people in the Wakeman area," McLaughlin said. "The chief complaints were made through Chief Hunker."

Terlizzi called the allegations "a conspiracy thing." She wants to hire a professional to further evaluate the compact disc of the confidential informant's wire to determine "who was selling and not selling."

"A lot of it is inaudible," Terlizzi said. "I'm taking my gloves off. I'm going to be fighting."

Terlizzi was arrested on a warrant May 11, 2006 by McLaughlin and charged with trafficking in marijuana.

One of the suspects in the Terlizzi case was Keith A. Wilhelm, formerly of 3033 U.S. 250, Greenwich. In August 2006, Wilhelm, now 20, was sentenced to four months in the Huron County Jail and three years of probation for two counts of trafficking in marijuana.

Terlizzi was released Oct. 30 from the Huron County Jail after posting a $500 bond on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

Trooper Dan Dubelko stopped her Oct. 25 on U.S. 20 near the Lorain County line on a equipment violation. The trooper charged her with DUI after recognizing an "odor of alcohol" and Terlizzi took several sobriety tests, Lt. Jim Bryan said.

Comments

to: acting like...

How about you paying attention to the things that are happening in this town, WE have the right to complain. WE have the right to do what has to be done to make it better! Unless you sign into who u are, keep your mouth shut. You, like to run your mouth and not let people know who u really are. Your probably one we are complaing about! MaBarker

re; to only wee...

excuse me, r we a little rude and cranky there. I used to live in that town, and there was weed then. You had a local barber right across from the police station who used and sold it. I am saying if your only drug problem in Wakeman is weed then you people are d@mn lucky. I am from heroin town, aka willard. I wish I would have never left wakeman, maybe my 2 children would not have became heroin addicts amoung many other drugs. But as I can see by reading anything pertaining to wakeman, their village employees still live under the poverty level. But with the size of wakeman and having no industry, you will have that. It is a beautiful , quiet, close knit community, but with very few assets.

WHY BOTHER (Ano...

FACE FACTS 2/3 OF PEOPLE VOTED FOR SOMEBODY WHO DOESN'T WANT TO GET RIDOF HUNKER THESE NOTES COME FROM THE SAME 4-5 PEOPLE WHO HUNKER EITHER ARRESTED OR PROLLY FIRED OR BOTH!!!

to: only weed (...

NO, our only drug problem is NOT weed. We have serious pain meds floating around. Some sold, some stolen and some given away to get the next person hooked. I'm not talking about kids here, these are adults! Which in turn, no doubt, are falling into kids hands! Maybe, you should have paid attention to your kids a little better. You could have seen the changes in their dailey routine. Something to give away the fact that they are using drugs. Don't blame it on Willard. I came from a drug town also and I've never, ever even smoked weed! My kids were raised in Lorain, omg...they never did drugs either. If they had, I'd slapped their heads off and taken them for help! This is all part of being a parent. Unless, you just don't care!

Yer kiddin' rig...

Oh for God's sake!! You people kill me. Chief has done what Chief 'thinks' is right. I know on a personal basis that he does burn his bridges at both ends. I'm under the impression Chief likes to make "nicey nice" so things gets smoothed over...makes for less paperwork.
Many things can and should be made in that department. Our Officers (of lower rank) are unexceptable, and leave a lot to be desried to say the least. Think about this folks, these 'unpaid' officers live in other towns, some have been said to be an hour away or better. Do you not realize they come to this Village to 'put in their time' just to be able to hold their badge, their right to carry a gun, and the ability to say "I'm a cop". After a days work, they couldn't care less about this town or it's people. My opinion on that is, if you want to be a Police Officer, you must live in the Village, period. Paid, unpaid, full or part time. The total disregard for and the innept bastardization of our laws is completely uncalled for. Wakeman and it's residents, adults and children alike deserve better!
As far as drugs being brought in, grown in (yes, I said grown in), or sold in the Village....that's been going on for years. Not only do you have illegal drugs running the streets, we also have folks selling their prescription drugs! And stealing them from each other to boot. Now that's a hoot.
I sat last night and watched what I feel deep in my heart was a 'drug run'. Didn't get to see it exchange hands, but I know the people involved. Where were our great PD last night? Sitting in the car asleep!
Speaking of 'acting like adults', this is one reason why my children are never out of my sight. We have soooo many 'drug dealers' and 'child molesters' running around our town it's rediculous!
I'm calling upon Chris Hipp to do what needs to be done. To ensure for a better Wakeman!! Make this Village a desirable place to live, as it was when Chief Newbill was here! Give us a Chief that knows his sh!t, and isn't afraid to find out if he don't, and is even more willing to take out the problems no matter who gets mad or who you're friends are....

What will you d...

Mr. Morman, when these drug situations affect your beautiful little babies. They are young now, but they will grow up and the situation at hand is only going to get worse if it isn't handled with efficiency now. I know you're a good father, husband and provider, we all need to provide for our babies. Changing our current PD statis will have to happen now. I do understand that Chief is having major health issues, but that doesn't explain the ongoing problems in the last few years. He should take the wellbeing of this town into consideration and step down as Chief of Police. (BTW. What's with workman's comp?)

Way off the top...

You are all way off topic. This is a woman being charged for trafficking in weed. Get real. You know how many people actually smoke it. I have come to find out even your richest politicians smoke even your local police officers and chiefs. If you are all so worried about your little country towns falling into heroin and other things then maybe you should be making differences in your forces and getting on them for spending so much unneeded time on a drug that has never killed anyone like these ones that are taking over. Where is the bust of the crack dealer? The dealer who took over your children? Weed is like tobacco it may be illegal but its not the drug thats ruining our country!

hunker (Anonymous)

hunker has never fired anybody! we can all see that with deusneberry!!
i beliveve most of his officers do run around in red thongs! and most of them sleep either with someone at the parks or at the station while onduty!!! we voted for hipp not hunker and i think when we voice our problems to chris i dont think he will care if he hurts hunkers feelings!!!
i agree hunker should set down as well as mr morman!
THE CAT HASNT EVEN BEGONE TO COME OUT OF THE BAG YET!!!

ATTENTION PLEAS...

Don't the residents of Wakeman have their own newspaper to go big time wrestling on? Geeeeze! I never thought a town so small could make Norwalk look so good!

You gotta be ki...

" She has been 'suspected' of selling it since 2005?? What the h!ll has our Police Department/Sherriff's Office been doing for 2 years? You'd think they could move a little more timely manner!?! "

To: You gotta b...

" What did you expect if Wakeman Police were involved? Their too busy luring in the sex offenders to pay attention to the drug problems in that town! "

To: Attention P...

No Wakeman does not have their own paper, but that sure is a good idea. It would stay on the Best Seller's List 52 weeks in a row!! Comedy, Drama, Action, fiction and Non!
This town reminds me of MAYBERRY!!! These Barney Fifes carry one bullet and can't get their pockets open. But then again, what do they need those for if they spend their shifts 'sleeping' (lol) at the station or in the park??

come on (Anonymous)

THIS IS CRAP!! HUNKER SHOULD RESIGN! HE IS A LIAR AND A LADIES MAN! HE GOT FIRED FROM DRUG MART FOR "WOMAN "DEALING AND HE NEEDS TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!! MILCHEN NEED TO BE TAKEN OUT BACK AND PUT OUT WITH THE TRASH ,HUNKER CAUGHT HIM ON VIDEO SLEEPING! HUNKER THEN SHOWED OTHER OFFICERS AND VILLAGE WORKERS.
IT SHOWS JOSH TAKING HIS GUN BELT OFF AND PUTTING HIS HEAD BACK AND SLEEPING FOR HOURS!! THIS IS THEFT IN OFFICE!!!
HOW ABOUT IT CHIEF???
I HAVE WITNESSESS!!!!!
COUNCIL NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND ASK QUESTIONS,EVEN WOLFE HATES JOSH AND WANTS HIM GONE!!

to: everyone (A...

Isn't this monday council meeting night? Wonder how many of these bloggers are goin to show? Lets get it all out in the open!

waiting (Anonymous)

im waiting for hipp! wolfe wont do a dann dann!!

Clean Slate (An...

Chris needs to fire them all and start with a new police dept. Thats about the only way to get rid of this mess in Wakeman. Hope he's ready for this job because it's going to be a major headache from the git go!

TO: To:Everyone...

It wouldn't do any good to go to this Monday's meeting. Wolfe will still be there, and he has been well aware of the ONGOING problems in this town!! He hasn't done squit squat about it. I beleive Chris will step up to the plate and take one for the team. 1...2....3....YER OUTTA HERRREEE!! Maybe this is the homerun Wakeman has been waiting for!

Off the subject...

anyone needing gas in their cars go fill up. Austins is $3.16 a gallon. A relative of mine has a brother in law that delivers gas to gas stations says the gas price will be raised to about $4.00 a gallon. I think the prices change tonight or mon. morning.

re; to only wee...

How dare u say I don't care about my kids. Who the h*ll do you think you are?? And I never did drugs either so don't insinuate they learnt it from me. I did see the warning signs, started watching them like hawks, going thru there rooms and confiscating anything and everything that shouldn't have been there. Turned them in to the police, had them in court, rehabs, counceling and anything else I could do to try and stop them. Guess what it didn't work. They became adults and went out on their own and got worse. Now, instead of just weed, they are heroin addicts. Now I wish I only had to worry about a little weed. They are grown men, and I still take things from them they shouldn't have if given the opportunity. And so you have the perfect kid, well congratulations, you are probally the only person on the planet who does.

To: only weed (...

I'm sorry to hear about your kids...This is a prime example why the adults of Wakeman want a Police Force that will be tough on ALL of the drug dealers/users. Weed isn't the only problem this town has, beleive me!! I have a teenage daughter, she isn't allowed out of my sight unless I know the parents of the friends that she's with and I know their kids aren't out of their site either. I grew up in a big city, all my friends were into all kinds of stuff. I know how hard peer pressure can hit a kid. WE NEED THESE DRUG DEALERS/USERS OUT OF OUR TOWN!!!

to: only weed (...

I never insinuated they got it from you. Sounds like you feel quilty to me! I said, where were you and what were you doin while they were using and coming home high? There are warning signs. If, you did all you say, thats good. And also, this whole blog isn't about only weed. There again, your reading what you want to. This is about heavy duty perscription drugs being bought, sold, traded and stolen from each other. Drugs already in Wakeman that nothing is being done about. Willard ain't no different than any other city. So, don't blame it on the town. Do something about it, just as we are trying to do!!

hunker suck fan...

anyone want to join hunker sucks fan club please contact me!!we will have words for mayor hipp!!! he has a big job cut out for him!!

mr morman did you leave us or did it just get too hot on here for you?????

no name?? (Anon...

contact you how...at least mormon has the balls to use his name....he said before he wouldn't post until someone used there real name...

hey no name (An...

tad bit touchy on this? You didn't use your name either.
MaBarker

gas guzzler... ...

thank you "Off the subject but..." i, for one dont like to pay so much extra for the price of gas.. i am so glad that the Norwalk dealers have been shamed into lowering their prices,after gouging us all for far too long.. i wish i could thank them for charging us a fair price after all of this time, but it would be like getting robbed every week , and then when the robber finally decides to skip a week , thinking that we should thank them .. thats crazy.. i think they should all be ashamed of themselves, and i don't care what they are forced to charge us, hopefully, i will never give them another penny of my hard earned money .. i usually travel out of town anyway, where gas is much cheaper anyway, so i will do all of my gas purchases out of town.. thanks for nothing, Dorothy

To Swiss gas gu...

You are such a douche! NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE PRICE OF GAS EXCEPT YOU! Don't you get it? What in God's name, is wrong with you? Do you need gasoline to teach the children and animals a lesson, is that why this has your panties in a bunch? YOU'RE STUCK ON STUPID. You are stuck! Such a pea brained IDIOT!

That's too dang...

HUNKER SUCKS FAN CLUB!!!! WOOOHOOO!! Sign me up!!! Can we have membership cards and all to show proudly how we feel about the current state of affairs this town is in? I used to be proud to tell folks I live in Wakeman. We had such a nice, quiet, clean town to raise our kids in and visit Grandparents. WE WANT OUR TOWN BACK!!!

still no names?...

yeah start a club so we can see who you people really are and see what your real motive is ......

REAL MOTIVE??? ...

Like you haven't figured that out? Remove Hunker, clean up our town....DDUUUUUHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

still no names?...

great then post your names. show you have the courage to stand up, its easy to just keep typing here. all show and no go

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