Port Couple Charged After Marijuana is Found in House
Woman tells police she uses the drug to self-medicate for migraine issues.
A Port Washington couple is facing charges after police found marijuana scattered around their home Wednesday.
John V. Thomas, 43, and Dana L. Thomas, 48, were charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Thursday with one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, John Thomas faces up to three years and seven months in prison, and Dana Thomas faces up to seven months in prison.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Wednesday, police executed a search warrant on the couple’s home in the 600 block of Summit Drive after they were tipped off there was marijuana in the house. When they arrived, the couple told police there was marijuana under a bed, under a bathroom sink and in a kitchen pantry.
Police found the drugs along with paraphernalia used to smoke it. Dana Thomas told police she has been using the drug to self medicate migraine issues for the past 20 years and John Thomas told police he also smokes the drug.
John Thomas is facing a felony charge due to a 1992 conviction in Iowa for having marijuana. He’s currently free on a $1,000 signature bond that calls for absolute sobriety and is set to appear in court at 8:45 a.m. April 19.
Dana Thomas posted a $200 cash bond, and is set to appear in court the same time as John.