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.


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??? (Anonymous)

Must be shift change at the station, stay tuned!

anybody know?.....

If SGT. Panty Sniffer is on duty tonight?

To: anybody kno...

Could be, but he might have booty duty in Huron tonight!

duty (Anonymous)

yeah he is at your moms trailer

To: duty (Anonymous)

Tea, he might be, but she's dead. But, then again thats probably all he can handle!!

Trailer? (Anonymous)

What's with the fetish with trailers?

v (Anonymous)


Hey Paul (Anonymous)

Before you report back to work this week, please wash your As# and wash your uniform, and comb your rats nest "your hair" thanks!!!!

Rats Nest?? (An...

He barely has hair let alone a rats nest. I've never seen his uniform not clean. No clue about his a**!!

re:Hey Paul (An...

Are you targeting Paul because of Larry? Sure sounds like it! Up until now his name hasn't been mentioned. There's better ways to attack someone besides going through their whole family. Or, is it personal? Paul didn't fall for your lies and whinning constantly? Some of the officers do know the laws and won't say what you want to hear to keep you quiet! This whole blog has gotten out of hand. This was about our police dept. that is is need of serious changes. Not attacking people that ran for a office and didn't get in, or what car they drive to work, or even their wife, or who lives in a trailer, thats pretty stupid!! Get back to the real problems of Wakeman. Our paid police officers NOT doing their jobs! Shoving problems under the rug, sleeping on duty, worring about what officer knows something you don't. The dailey roster shouldn't be announced at 'local choke and puke'. If someone wants to know something let them call the station and ask. Hearing a 3rd party information is never correct. So, slamming people not involved in any of these "real" problems isn't good. Keep your information 'true' and then get your concerns out. We have more problems than this to worry about!

wpd (Anonymous)

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Hello, (Anonymous)

Josh is a looser why wate your time fighting back and forth with him!
he has no respect for woman,look how he treats his wife! poor girl! she doesnt deserve to be married to josh!
he went all over town bragging about how good he is and how he is a chick magnet!
he claims he got o*al form his neighbor and the returned the favor when he got her back to his own home!
what is wakeman police dept take on that?
as far as larry being in the kkk! lol
i believe he helped hunker out at his home a few times fixed things on hunkers home. as we all have heard hunkers wife isnt white!
the more "officer"aka josh milchen talks the more the wpd looks like its full of rejetcts!!!

for the record: hunker never fired anyone josh!
if he started growing a set,joshy pooh you better look out!
you would be the first to go!
we all know hunker cant and wont fire josh because josh has too much on him! they would both loose their jobs!

i lost all respect for tim and josh!
keep up the great work guys! if you cant find anything to do you could always check out your own officers and clean house!
i know going to sterks and running your mouth is always a better choice!

and josh you didnt say my name on here yet!!

cant you guess who i am?
and those people you names you got 1 correct! great investiagtion skills you have!(she left her name!!)

fyi if you say something that hurts joshs little feelings then hell cqall norwalk reflector and get it taken off!

and why is josh slamming his own offciers?
doesnt he think paul has anything on him???
josh is dumb Dumb dumb!!!
so is tim to let him do it!!
guys it might be close to law suite time!
they cant check all of our internets out but we can have theirs checked!!
they were told not to write on here!
go call your council people and let them know what the wpd is doing on tax payers dime!!!

interested (Ano...

wow. sounds like someone has an issue with paul. everytime i ever seen him he was well presented and polite and probably more professional than most of the officers at that police station. i think i can count on one hand out of all the officers i have met that are actually pretty nice people that seem like they care for the village. can we get back to the topic sometime before this forum closes?

re: interested ...

Which topic? The one of woman selling marijuana or how our local police department is mostly all 'slackers'? About the mayor just just lost office because he can't do his job and control the dept. like he should? Or how everyone thinks Larry got fired, fights with Emmy too much, drives Key cars home or his yard being a mess? Or is it about everyone living in the 'traler park' being lower grade citizens? What topic would you like to hear more about?

red thong club ...

yep pretty bad when huner lets people talk back about his best officer!!

i guess paul doesent wear a red thong!! thats the problem!!

Trailor park......

Here we go again with the trailor park trash bolony. Just in case
some of you don't know it, there are alot of folks in those trailor parks
that have a whole lot more class than 'town folk' and make a helluva lot more money!!

WTH are you peo...

Paul Papai??? Get off his sack! He's probably the most respectable officer
this force has right now! Dirty? In need of a bath? WTH are you people smokin'?
I've never seen him in need of 'more' personal hygeine, never seen his
'do' a mess. Seems someone on here is jealous.
You have some officers have no idea what their juridiction is,
some just want to make nicey nice, and then you have the ones
that don't give two hoots in hell!
P*rn, Josh...come on man give it a break! Can't come up with the 'good
stuff' all on your own that you have to watch and memorize?
The whole time we're paying you to do it? Get a life man, get a J~O~B where
you can be productive. Be part of the positive, not the whole dang negative!!

what was the to...

I was just wondering what the article was about, because all of you people seem to want to bash the police, the mayor, and anyone else you don't personally like. It's amazing that the majority of the people on here seem to be all the same ones. Interesting how a handful of people post many comments under different headings and then expect people to think that "everyone" hates the police, the chief (i am assuming 'hunker' is the chief), and the elected officials. I would be willing to bet that the true majority of the citizens either don't read this, or don't care what the few have to say. It's funny to read because every posting seems to be directed at the same people, and its the same things that are being complained about. Is it that these people made a few mistakes that you people won't let them ever live down? That's what it really sounds like. It's also funny to see that some people here think that just firing people will solve all the problems. Do you realize that the grass is not greener on the other side? Even if some people were fired and new one's brought in, that doesn't mean that they are going to do any better of a job. Running a police department and village is the same as running a business. Some of you have no concept of business. You can't just fire people at will, that would cause major lawsuits and would end up costing more than it did in the first place. Also you have to realize that just because someone is a mayor that does not give them the full authority to hire and fire people. It's called democracy and the village counsel would have the right to accept or reject the recommendations of the mayor. If you want to know more about those concepts and theories, try taking some college classes and educating yourself on civil procedures, law, business, and economy.

civil procedure...

My civil right is to have a PD that can and will protect me and mine in the time
of need. Not sleep on duty, date on duty, or sit in the local choke and puke and
tell obnoxious stories on the same residents that they are supposed to be
protecting. You're right, it has to come to counsel, but he Mayor has
to make the direct recommendations as such. The Police Chief should also be
making such recommendations to the Mayor. Chief being one of the 'at fault'
he won't do so because his lower ranks know too much on him.

OMG.....U Moron...

A few mistakes that are done over and over. Many people are reading this, just a few have to guts to post on here. We're trying to get out to the people of Wakeman just exactly whats going on that our tax $$$$$ are paying for. If you don't like whats being said here, "click" off this blog! If your not here to 'HELP' us, stay quiet. It's people like you we have too many of in this town. Ones that think they can't do anything about the problems, so why try. Ones that think 'Hunker', 'Josh' and even the 'Mayor' are doing a good job! Anyone can and will be replaced!! So, if your not here to 'help' the people of Wakeman, 'Please Go Away!

get -r- done (A...

Bla Bla Bla, is that all you know what to say. Tim, Josh.... Tim, Josh. You sounds like a broken record. Get off your As@, get out of your trailer and get a job. And stop the bs on here. You really know how to make the town look good, with your one track mind of yours. I'm sick of my tax dollars paying for jack As# like you.

get-r-done (Ano...

First off it's Git-R-Done!! Get it right! I'm retired, so getting a job is in the past, tuvm! You can shove your tax dollars where the sun don't shine as*wipe! Or, keep paying our wonderful Police Dept. Yes, I live in a Mobile Home, valued at $105,000 Not exactly your run down shack you make it sound to be!! If you don't like whats being said on here....don't read it. Don't come back!

105,000 LOL (An...

Man your full of shi-, and a dumb as- if you payed that much for a trailer, and the fact you really think i buy that story... my car cost more then your trailer... hey I think you might be due for a tire rotation on your house.

thought so (Ano...

looks as if the cop car is at the station at 1am and look.. someone posted at 1:06am. isn't that ironic? hows about you do your job please instead of being on the internet.

Git-R-Done (Ano...

I didn't say I paid that much. See how stupid you are! Add rooms, a basement, log cabin siding, new windows, roof, central air, new appliances. LOL........your not soo smart. Home improvements make the value go up. But you wouldn't know that since everything was handed to you....huh?

josh (Anonymous)

ya josh is clever! 1;07 am ,410 ect..
well guys i guess at least wekept josh awake last night!! lol
364 more to go

HaHa on Josh! (...

Buy here, pay here! What is it, a beat up chevy? If he has a high priced car, we're paying him too much!

free house (Ano...

josh got his new home paid for by his grandpa so he really needs to shut up about a trailor! if it wasnt for granpa he would have been living in a box!

free house (Ano...

LOL @ living in a box!!