COLFAX, WA - On the morning of Thursday, November 25, 2021 shortly after midnight, Whitman County Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in downtown Colfax for multiple lane travel violations. After speaking with the driver and observing physiological indicators consistent with the use of narcotics, deputies believed he was likely under the influence of substances at that time.
After additional questioning, the driver allowed deputies to search his vehicle, which led them to the discovery of numerous illegal substances. Inside the vehicle, Deputies located Non-prescribed Xanax; Ketamine Powder; 100 Psilocybin Mushrooms in capsule form; 500 doses of LSD; and numerous doses of MDMA tablets and Ecstasy powder. Additionally, cash, scales, packaging materials and other prescription pills in unauthorized containers were located.
As a result, 51-year-old Ronald Thiel, of Boise, ID was booked into the Whitman County Jail on several counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.