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Wawa woman faces drug charges

Thursday, January 31, 2013   by: Staff


Drug possession charge laid

WAWA - On Wednesday January 30, 2013 as a result of an anonymous tip the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Wawa Detachment initiated a traffic stop on Toronto Ave in Wawa. 

A postal package was seized and the passenger was placed under arrest and charged with possession of schedule II cannabis marijuana. 

Charged is 44-year-old Sheila Thayer of Wawa. 

The accused is scheduled to appear in Criminal Court in Wawa in March. 

OPP seized just over 131 grams of marijuana during this investigation.


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rcssm69 1/31/2013 4:07:59 PM Report

Must be quiet on the newsfront if they're reporting on WA2!!!
Steven_P 1/31/2013 4:24:09 PM Report

I wonder what fabricated traffic violation the police came up with this time to conduct another otherwise illegal search.

Shame on the police and legislators for violating people's rights, imprisoning people in jail and ruining their lives simply because they don't have the right piece of paper from Health Canada.

Go after the drunk drivers and gangs with guns and leave the peaceful folk alone.
seen_your 1/31/2013 4:24:30 PM Report

Local police estimate the street value of the drugs seized to be 3 million dollars.
moon sky 1/31/2013 4:29:02 PM Report

Ya No Shit Steven...I guess them cops must have nothing better to do..Go after the bad guys and leave the weed smokers alone..
RLE 1/31/2013 4:45:10 PM Report

Last time I checked,what this woman is accused of doing is against the law.Therefore the police are doing their job--ie catching a lawbreaker. Thus, there is no cause for complaint against the police. If you think the law should be changed go after your friendly neighbourhood politician.
the_mage 1/31/2013 5:00:46 PM Report

What a bummer man.
KMF61MCF 1/31/2013 5:03:06 PM Report

Ok now answer this question. A guy in Class said the Narcs busted his home and he was caught with 1(ONE) POUND OF COCAINE. When he appeared in Court his charge was read out he was being charges with under 3 Grams of Cocaine. NOW WHERE did the rest of the Cocaine go??
proud mom 1/31/2013 6:13:49 PM Report

Where does it say it was worth 3 Million dollars??
hunti 1/31/2013 6:18:16 PM Report

Here we go again,worring about the people who want to smoke marijuana and keep the pill pushers and crack heads on the street,oh ya I forgot the POLICE need their snitches on the street so they can go and bust people for marijuana.I wonder how much this tipster got paid,now they will have money to buy some more pills.Absolutely pathetic.....
Tom_Bom 1/31/2013 6:19:00 PM Report

They go after the pot smokers because they don't want to deal with the people who deal in harder drugs, because the people who deal in harder drugs are the actual dangerous ones.
Christina216 1/31/2013 6:19:02 PM Report

it was a joke...police always over estimate how much the weed is worth
Tom_Bom 1/31/2013 6:45:11 PM Report

Remember the story where they found 10 grams on someone and estimated it to be worth 500 dollars or something ridiculous like that?

The inflated monetary value they over estimate just serves to make the situation and the person in possession of it look like a bad terrible person who is dealing with big money, when in fact that is not the case at all.

Legalize and tax it so we can put more money into policing the gangs that sling the harder drugs.
Tom_Bom 1/31/2013 6:48:29 PM Report

Related. I think you'll all get a kick out of it.
seen_your 1/31/2013 6:48:39 PM Report

No way, keep it illegal. Even if you get caught and charged, the weed is still cheaper on the streets. Plus it's better quality.
Wobbler 1/31/2013 7:29:14 PM Report

Sootoday is not reporting this article; it is a news "release" from the O.P.P.

"as a result of an anonymous tip the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Wawa Detachment initiated a traffic stop".
Sam C 1/31/2013 8:14:44 PM Report

Steven_P... judging by the driving I witness daily, it wouldn't be necessary for Police to "come up with" a traffic violation.
shorty38 1/31/2013 8:51:04 PM Report

Good job OPP: this bust may have prevented some young person from getting started on mild stuff, anyone knows it only leads to the hard drugs. The OPP in this case might have prevented some teenager from suicide, maybe your son or daugter.
Tom_Bom 1/31/2013 9:30:36 PM Report

Actually shorty, the gateway theory has been dis-proven multiple times as to pot leading to harder drugs, so you're standing on an old wives tale.

Also, anything negative you can name that pot does, alcohol can do better. :) Smoke a tree, don't get wrapped around one.
tommy_boi07 1/31/2013 10:10:29 PM Report

The weed was found in a postal package, they initiated a traffic stop as a result of an anonymous tip. Nowhere does it say the traffic stop was the result of a driving violation. Last time I checked, a crime stoppers tip is grounds enough to pull somebody over. The most likely scenario of what happened was that somebody from the post office reported it. You people fabricate the most ridiculous bs, manipulating the words of a news release just because you don't agree with the law that is being enforced. Just pathetic.
AndyCap 2/1/2013 9:06:36 AM Report

@shorty Very ignorant statement. Dont believe the tripe you hear on 1950's tv. Id rather have my children be potheads than drunks. The provincial government wants to flood the citizens with easy access to booze and gambling while ruining the lives of mostly peaceful smokers. It is unjust and disgraceful
SandyB 2/1/2013 10:35:30 AM Report

Don't care if you are a pot head.
Don't care if you are a drunk.

Just don't get behind the wheel of a car.

I have no problem with them legalizing it.. as long as they have a way to judge impairment as they do with drinking..

rcssm69 2/4/2013 6:19:22 AM Report

Whatever Wobbly,
The fact is this is SOOToday and not WAWAToday!!!
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