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.

Neil A Rubble April 08, 2012 at 04:54 PM
In the end how much will this cost the taxpayers? How is society better if these people are arrested and incarcerated? Think of the industry, jobs and revenue it would create if it were legalized. btw - and I don't use drugs, nor would I if it was legalized. I could pass a drug test at any time.
Terry April 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM
I know a lot of cops, and I think you would be surprised how many of them share your view of it. Unfortunately, until the law is actually changed, it is their job to enforce it.
Marcie Kontny April 12, 2012 at 01:42 PM
And who's to say that our police force aren't drug users. They should be ashamed of themselves...It has been known that are law enforcement, whom are to protect us, are drug users, put that in your pipe and smoke it....
Terry April 13, 2012 at 09:49 AM
?.... Not sure that really made sense. I would assume that most departments conduct drug tests, and if not, of all the things that cops usually get called, drug users aren't usually amongst them.
sigmund kolatzki June 29, 2012 at 01:28 PM
I might suggest that many cops are indeed drug users - called alcohol. Oh, I forgot - this killer and addictive drug is legal. Marijuana, according to medical review is non-addictive and causes the body little if any harm. I am willing to bet that police - and much of the public buys this drug by the case and fifth - enjoy those beers and cocktails over your 4th of July celebrations, etc. and lock up those pot smokers - sleeping better now? How very foolish and very sad. Breaking into someones home and arresting them for the demon weed - beyond the pale of a thoughtful society. What judge issued a search warrant for such an intrusion? Does this judge issue search warrants so willy nilly or was this a well investigated operation? If so, what was the cost of this investigation? How much time was invested in this high profile arrest? This must be a quality of life issue for the community - now go get drunk this fourth of July - just stay away from driving. But, using marijuana in the privacy of your home - even it is to provide relief for migraine - now there is a crime worthy of tasking the police and the courts and attorneys and prisons and tax dollars into operation.


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