Accidental 911 dial leads to felony possession charge
By Jacob Mathias
WOOD COUNTY — A Marshfield couple is charged with felony THC possession after accidentally dialing 911 from their home.
According to court documents, a Marshfield police officer visited the apartment of Bobby Freed, 27, and Sara Wicks, 33, on the 300 block of S. Central Ave. The officer was visiting as a result of an accidental 911 call made by Wicks.
The officer reported smelling both fresh and burned marijuana when he arrived. Freed, who also lived in the apartment, consented to police searching the residence and admitted that there was marijuana in the bedroom.
Upon searching the bedroom, police found a black lock box containing three bags of marijuana. A warm pipe used for smoking marijuana was also found, indicating recent use.
Police said that Freed said that he had smoked the marijuana but that Wicks was the person who bought it.
A 4-year-old child at the residence referred to the black lock box as the smoking box.
Both parties had been convicted of THC possession in the past, Freed in 2011 and Wicks in 2010.
Freed was released Aug. 4 on a $1,000 signature bond and Wicks a $50 cash bond on Aug. 3.
Since this is the second offense for both, they face class I felony charges with a maximum sentence of three years and six months imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, or both. Their driver’s licenses can also be suspended for up to five years.
They return to Branch 2 of Wood County Circuit Court on Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. for arraignment.