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

Show and Go?? (...

Why would anyone with any sense want to do that, knowing there's retaliation to be had? Obviously you don't know the officers on this force!?!

To: no names Ma...

OK, LOOK I wrote mine before and I don't care who knows what I say and think. Morman signed his also! Where's yours?

miranda (Anonymous)

I WOULD LOVE FOR WAKEMAN TYO GET RID OF ITS CHIEF AND SGT.
JOSH MILCHEN SLEEPS ON STAION (AND WITH ANYTHING THAT CROSSES HIS PATH)HUNKER THINKS ITS FUNNY AND MAKES JOKES ABOUT IT!"OH JOSH YOU STII AWAKE OVER THERE". IM GLAD IM PAYING FOR THIS RETARD TO SLEEP ON STATION ! IM THRILLED THAT HUNKER IS A BALL-LESS WONDER AND SUPPORST JOSH!!!
JOSH MUST HAVE SOMETHING A TIM! WHY ELES WOULD JOSH STILL WORK THERE?
HAS ANYONE SEEN THE BIG HUGE WOMAN THEY HAVE ON THERE DEPT?
SHE SMELLS BAD ,NEVER BRUSHES HER HAIR OR TEETH!
THE OTHER DARKER COLORED HAIR FEMALE POLICE OFFICER TOOK HER WEDDING RING OFF WHEN SHE HAS CONTATC WITH MALES(MOSTLY OTHER OFFICERS) I SEEN BOTH OF THESE FEMALES GETTING OUT OF HUNKERS PERSONAL CAR ON A SAT AFTERNOON!!
WONDER WHATS UP WITH THAT!!!

JOSH IS HAVING AFFAIRS ,HUNKER IS A WOMAN CHASER,THE MAYOR WOLFE IS A FOOL FOR LETTING THIS ALL GO ON AND HE CRIES HE DIDNT GET RE ELECTED???
WE TRIED TO GET HIM TO LISTEN AND HE BLEW US OFF,GUESS WHAT WAKEMAN BLEW HIM OFF!! WHOS LAUGHTING NOW!!!
HUNKER AND JOSH WILL BE NEXT!
ANYONE SEE THAT PETION TO GET RID OF HUNKER.
MAYBE WE SHOULD TAKE THAT TO HIPP ON THE FIRST COUNCIL MEETING!!!
MR MORMAN CAN BE RECALLED LATER THAT MONTH!! LOL
MAYBE HUNKER CALLS JOSH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT FOR HIS WAKE-UP CALL!! LOL
I

My name is Jane...

and I don't understand why Wakeman is having these problems.We all should want whats best for our town, families most of all the kids. But, when you have a police dept. that just doesn't care, theres not much hope.

To Jane... (Ano...

After reading the remarks on here, I don't think the cops are Wakeman's biggest challenge. And you are right, it is having an effect on the kids, just look at the way they spell! 'Miranda' down there OBVIOUSLY didn't go to or finish school. Look at some of the comments left by the 'townspeople' to the 'townspeople'. I'm sure if they just opened the door of their trailer, they could yell at them across the street instead of hiding behind a computer screen. What a whiney bunch of complainers and losers coming out of Wakeman these days. Small communities need to stick together. You people have really shown your true colors, and it's not pretty, by any means.

MaBarker says (...

I don't think very many of these comments came from park I live in. Most of what posted is the true, like it or not. It's hard to tell, cause most are puss's and don't sign their names.

James A. Morman...

I am glad to see some people coming forward here and having the intestinal fortitude to use their name when they comment here. I may not agree with your opinions all the time, but my respect for you has increased. I am not a native to Wakeman, I chose to live here over nine years ago and have never regretted that decision. Wakeman is a great place to live, work and raise a family. For those of you who do not live here and read all of what has been written in this forum, I invite you to come and take a look around town. Wakeman has improved significantly since I moved here in 1998. We have four beautiful housing developments and many great businesses. In the next few years I believe we will see many more improvements. Do we have problems? Sure, what town doesn’t? I really feel that the amount of pessimism and negativity you see in this forum is not reflective of the majority of the citizens of Wakeman. I certainly did not win my election to council by campaigning on the idea that Wakeman is some awful place that needs completely redone. As far as our police department goes, we are not the first department to have personnel issues and we won’t be the last. Tim Hunker has done an outstanding job. He picked up where Don Newbill left off when it comes to modernizing our department and improving its image. I have never hid the fact that Tim and I are friends. Regardless of that, his record speaks for itself. There will always be a vocal minority in any community and I am certainly not opposed to their right to speak. I just don’t feel it would be fair for someone to base their opinion of my town on what is being said here.

To James A. Mor...

You sound as if you are an upstanding citizen, and I applaud you for your intelligence as well. Now, if you could just rub off on the townspeople...lolol.

mr morman answe...

Is it true you paid the police officers out of your own personal account? did you ever ask the mayor or council if this was ok?
i know you and tim are "buddies" but will you cover up for him?
This has me concerned!!! also do you know of josh sleeping on duty and are you going to allow our taxdollars to be wasted on his paycheck???
please advice us ,mr morman!

ken (Anonymous)

i wish the jury would find hunker guility of being a jerk and fire his a**!!!

James A. Morman...

I will address these points: Hiring off-duty officers is something I have done before. When we have large visitations at my funeral home, having an off-duty uniformed officer helps with traffic and maintains order. I currently pay 15.00 per hour for this service. It’s completely voluntary and it helps supplement the income of part-time and reserve officers. I believe every officer who currently lives in the village has at one time or another worked a parking detail at the funeral home. It does not keep an officer off the street. It is a common procedure. When the vet clinic was built and during the Buschur Car Show, off duty officers were used to maintain traffic. I believe when the Buffalo Café was open they hired off-duty officers for security. There is nothing clandestine about this. As far as the allegations of officer misconduct go, I am not going to sit here and say which are true and which are false, that’s not the point of the matter. In any business or public service department there will always be disciplinary/conduct problems. The public places their trust in a mayor, police chief, fire chief etc. to handle issues that arise. If the public feels that those issues are not being handled correctly then they come to council meetings or have their say on election day. Last week on election day the public voted in a mayor and council members who did NOT go around campaigning that the police dept. needed radical change. Last night at the council meeting, a meeting I attended, there was no one there besides those of us who always attend. I am not sure how you could dispute the fact that the majority of people in town support Tim Hunker. I do believe that on the whole, people are not stupid. You simply cannot fool that many people for as long as he has been a part of the Wakeman Police let alone the Chief. As I said before his record speaks for itself.

ken (Anonymous)

you are so full of bullsh*t mr morman!!!
you are a cop groupy and i never should have voted you in!!
mark these words you can either help the village or yuo can and will be recalled.
we all will show up if you want to know who we are(guessing games make you look like a bigger fool than you are) at council whe chris hipp is in offices! why would we go now???
and you laughted and thought it was funny when tim showed you josh sleeping! now you are a council; member and you should do whats right!
no one that ran for mayor slammed hunker nor its officers!
see just another reason you should keep your mouth shut!!!
ps mr morman the pay want what i wass talking about!
(you have no idea who i really am!)
josh and you keep trying to slam the same guy who doesnt care one way or another anymore and didt even try to get in!

Elizabeth A. Mo...

Hello, I am Jim Morman's wife and frankly I am tired of this. We have council meetings to discuss issues properly. This web site has been used improperly in my opinion. I moved to this town because of small town values, which where I grew up at included respecting authority figures. I have seen these comments here and in other Wakeman articles imply that cancer can be contagious in some way, name calling, and disrespect of our community officials. I even think some of the comments border on slander. I realize we all have freedom of speech. Ken, I will tell you this... I will continue to pray for your and our community. For the only way things truly will ever get better is with the grace of God. I could be mean and comment on your post but is this really what this forum should be used to do? I will never post on here again. Give people a chance. Elizabeth

ken? (Anonymous)

wow ken you know so much...mormon and hunker have been friends for years and you just figured this out? I dunno why he wastes his time trying to talk to you people. you are so focuesd on one person that much angry is not healthy dood

wakeman (Anonymous)

mr morman hsnt slammed anyone. he is trying to nicely tell you that the town thinks hunkeris doing a good job. larry did accuse the pd of mismanagement in his campaign pamphlet. sure tell us you won't go to a meeting til january you are hoping we forget when you don't show up. then say you don't want retaliatipn.

wrong wakeman (...

no,i think you better go back and read the paper again!
the p.d had money to bring back officers and didnt.
check it out! you people believe everything council says!

upset (Anonymous)

FIRST OF ALL,MR MORMAN ARE YOU HAVING AFFAIR? JUST WANT TO CLEAR THAT UP WHILE WE ARE ALL ON HERE.BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER.
THE ONLY REASONS HUNKER HAS "FRIENDS" IN WAKEMAN IS TO USE THEM! MR MORMAN USES HIS MONEY TO BUY THE PD THINGS!
YES I GUESS TIM DOES LIKE YOU!!
COME BUY ME STUFF ILL LIKE YOU TOO!!!
SAVE YOUR MONEY FOPR YOUR FAMILY!
WAKEMAN SUCKS!

MaBarker asks (...

What did Mr. Morman buy for the Wakeman PD or any of the officers? I have no clue what thats all about, but it's been mentioned many times on here. I would have liked to see at least one full time paid officer on the force rather than that new cruiser. We had cruisers that could have been fixed and made work. Affair? Morman doesn't seem like the type to me.

and this is why...

I moved the h*ll out of wakeman! You are all two faced, lying, back stabbing, nosey busy bodies. D@mn, will any of you ever just live and let live. Do you have to act like little 6 year olds, tattleing, and making up fairy tales. It's no wonder you have drugs in your town, the people who are some what normal have to do them just to put up with the rest of you babbling idiots. Get a life and stay out of others. You sound like a bunch of whiney cry babies. If everyone would just take care of their own and not worry about what someone else is doing you might have a happy little community there.

to: this is why...

damn, we thought you'd never leave.

FATCS (Anonymous)

FIRST OF ALL,I DONT LIKE HUNKER,IVE SEEN HOW THE TOWN CAN AND WAS RAN BEFORE HIM.YOU CAN CALL THE DEPT FOR INFO OR A PROBLEM AND HE GIVES YOU THE RUN AROUND!
HE DOESNT TRAIN HIS OFFCIERS HE LETS OTHER OFFICERS WHO ONLY WORK TWO DAYS A MONTH STRAIGHT OUT OF THE ACCADEMY TRAIN THEM.
DOESNT THIS BOTHER ANYONE ELSE IN WAKEMAN?
WE ARENT SAFE HERE! OUR SGT SLEEPS ON 3RD SHIFT. OUR HOMES AND OFFICES ARENT PROTECTED! YA TAXES STINK,TAX LEVEYS ECT..
WE ALL VOTED OR SHOULD HAVE VOTED FOR OR AGAINST THE LEVEY AND IT PASSED. NOW HUNKER SHOULD SHOW US WERE THE MONEY WENT!!
NO MORE FULL TIME OFFICERS OR EVEN PART TIME??
WHERE IS THE MONEY HUNKER?
ARE YOU DRIVING AROUND IN IT?
THANKS FOR NOTHING!!!!!

AND MR MORMAN AND HIS WIFE,.YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHATS GOING ON AT THE P.D ,IM SORRY YOU LOOK STUPID ON HERE AND IM SURE IN THE FUTURE YOU WILL EITHER GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT OR RESIGN FROM COUNCIL ,SOUNDS LIKE YOU ONLY RAN TO GET HUNKER ON YOUR "BEST FRIENDS "LIST! I DIDNT VOTE YOU IN TO BE LOVERS WITH HUNKER! I THOUGHT YOU COULD GET THE BALL ROLLING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
WE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED YOU IN,NOT TRASH,LIKE YOU THINK!WE ARE DRS,NURSES,OWNERS OF YOUR STORES,PARENTS,NEIGHBORS ADN YOUR FRIENDS!
WE WOULD LOVE TO GO TO COUNCIL BUT WHY NOW?
THE MAYOR(WOLFE) HAS DONE NOTHING FOR US IN 4 YRS,WELL HE DID RAISE WATER RATES,LOL,I THINK I SPEAK FOR MOST WHEN I SAY WE WILL WAIT FOR NEW MAYOR AND COUNCIL!!!

HUKED ON FONICS...

HI IM WAEKMAN I TYPE IN ALL CAPS TOGET PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO ME.IF SOMEONE USES "FATCS" I INSULT THEM....
You are really making your town look good.

Bill T. (Anonymous)

So selling 3/8ths of an ounce is big news in Wakeman? Wow, what a major drug dealer.

To: Bill T. (An...

It's not about the 3/8th's of an ounce of weed. Read all this.

My name is Coll...

3/8 of an ounce may sound small potatoes (actually I have no idea what that is) but that's all she got CAUGHT with. When I moved to this town, a person was hard pressed to find anything!~ Now, my school age kids can tell ya where it's at. That's not only obnoxious, but is also completely uncalled for. Hunker knows who and where all the "dealers" are, what's the hold up getting them out of this town?
I beleive I know most of the folks on this forum, and yes 'this is why'....these folks are hard working family people, business owners, insurance agents, store keepers, postal carriers, teachers...etc. These people have families in this town that they chose to raise and protect here. These people have great interest in this town. Seeing as the 'towns people' basically pay the wages of Wakeman's Finest, yes, it's our business what they're doing on "our" time. Yes, they should be held accountable for their actions!!

Dear Chief Hunk...

Dear Tim,
If you have a problem with me or my family,you know where i live an how to get ahold of me/us!!!
I guess we dont "see eye to eye"anymore.
Im sick and tired of this.We are adults!!
Im home today if you would like to talk to me about this!
I have kids and all i hear from your officers is that you say my family member is a "asshole."
My question is why would they respond to a call if we needed help if you are telling them that we are so bad?
We have kids and I think this needs delt with!!!
This isnt about who likes who,you dont have to like us but you need to serve and protect !!!

MaBarker says (...

I'm with the last person. If police dept. wants to know anything about me or mine, ask. Call me, I'm in the book. Yes, I voted for Larry. He was a good cop in Wakeman and could be trusted. More than I can say about whats at dept. now. He knew the laws as wrote and if he wasn't sure, he checked them out. Larry is a good friend, like a brother and I don't care who in this town knows it. But, if you don't agree with me it don't make you wrong either. You have your own opinion about things and thats the way it should be. Chris got the vote, ok, I can go with that. He could make a difference in Wakeman also. I don't know him, but anythings better than what we have now! As for Mr. Mormon..he's chiefs friend, ok. If he's buying for police dept. and officers like whats being said, he needs to run it thru proper channels so this problem doesn't exist. You shouldn't hate someone, want to fire or remove someone for who their friends with or their family members are! I know alot of things that go on in this town. But unless it tends to me or I'm asked, I don't say anything. But, if it's directed to me or my family ( especially my grandkids) your in for a fight. Oh yea, I think Wakeman needs to have all officers go thru a rules, regulation and law course again. Most of the officers are completely wrong about most of their info they are telling.

Colleen... (Ano...

As for the 'good 'ole Offiecers" MOST of them are gone!!! As for the ones we gave now, have no CLUE what the h!ll is going on. They have no idea what the ORC even is. Do you all realize that the "reserve" Officers in this town are "throwbacks", "unwanted", "untrainable" by the larger Departments in Ohio?? YES! These are Officers that couldn't pass the tests in Larger Departments! They couldn't hack it in their training... Sooooo, our fearless Leader hired them on here! What's better than free??? It's just to bad they aren't bright enough to know the laws, or read them well enough to interpret them correctly....What has this town come to?

SECOND THAT! (A...

we all know that hunker surrounds his self with retards so he looks good!he wants to be everyones friend.
you should see him with the female officers.
they are nasty and dont shower,it looks like stuff is crawling off them! im glad hunker wants other depts. to look at wakeman and laugh! why else would he hire these idots? some dont look older than 12 and stand beside their cars and do radar from outside pointing a radar gun at old people who just about run off the road! yes sooner or later hunker will get whats coming to him too bad it might just cost the village millions.
good luck wakeman! your gonna need it!

jim (Anonymous)

Why are wakeman pd officers or sgt going into sterks and running their mouths about wakeman villagers?
i have an idea! why dont wakeman do like other depts in huron county and let the council approve them,then its not hunker choice!ill bring that up at council! after hipps in!

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