MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A veteran Minneapolis firefighter has been charged with fifth-degree possession after he was found with methamphetamine.

Lawrence Wajda Jr., 42, was arrested Tuesday morning at his University of Minnesota Fire Station. A search warrant was conducted of his sleeping area and locker at the station and approximately 0.5 grams of meth was found on Wajda.

Also arrested at the station was 33-year-old Autumn Marie Ronning. She is not a firefighter. Police discovered a luggage bag in Wajda’s sleeping area, which had a pill of Ecstasy inside. Ronning told police the Ecstasy was hers. She also had warrants out for her arrest.

Wajda was charged with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance Wednesday afternoon.

This is at least the second time Wajda has been in trouble over drug charges. Next month, he goes on trial in Anoka County in connection with a traffic stop where he was allegedly found with marijuana and a meth pipe on him.

Comments (16)
  1. Cindy says:

    Typical Minneapolis firefighter, thugs waiting for their big pension.

    1. Superior Human Being says:

      Hopefully your home will catch fire, trapping you inside, and we’ll see what you think of firefighters then.

      1. The Good Old Days...or Not says:

        I just hope none of them are high on meth when they come to rescue me.

      2. Sean In Minneapolis says:

        You and me are on the same page!!! He is not perfect!!! Anyone who thinks they are needs serious help in there head!!! I talked to one of his co workers today and he said Wajda is a great man!!! He just has issues!!! We all do!!! I wish all these people on here would wake up!!!

        1. Pumphandle says:

          Here’s me praying someone sells Meth to 1 of Seans family members and they become addicted and ruin their life, because nobodys perfect according to him, it’s one thing to not be perfec,t its another to ruin peoples lives like meth will do.

      3. Respect for others says:

        Well put! Exactly! You are indeed a superior human being! “Cindy” on the hand, is an inferior, judgmental, B!*?% who lacks any compassion toward her fellow woman or mankind. Get this guy some help and he’ll sacrifice his life to rescue people like Mr./Ms. Superior human being and even “Cindy,” in future fires! For 20 years he’s risked his life and people like “Cindy” are how he’s thanked?! He has a medically defined disease! If he had cancer, “Cindy” wouldn’t be calling him a thug waiting for pension. But, perhaps by the sounds of, “Cindy,” and the negative publicity, they would?! Thank you Superior human being for living up to your name and not being a, “Cindy.”

        1. Respect for others says:

          Oh kudos to you Sean! I didn’t mean to not include you. Thanks for being a good person!

    2. Dale says:

      My Dad was a Mpls FF and I never thought of him as a thug. This job ultimately killed him after a few bouts with cancer, so less than 10 years on pension should make you happy, Cindy.

  2. What? says:

    What is so bad about selling Math? I think most young kids should learn more about Math. Math is good, it helps you add, subtract, divide & multiply.

  3. James says:

    you stain us all, thanks for the negative publicity

  4. Uncle Rico says:

    Cant talk about the POS that was caught going down on a 14 year old in an f_n parking lot but we can trash the white firefighter all day. Got to hell C00. You are so worthless that I have to report the news. F_U.

    1. Pumphandle says:

      If you had any clue which you prove everyday you have none, sexual assault articles involving minors never allow comments.

      1. Uncle Rico says:

        Toilet Handle, you are worthless and you know it. That’s why you talk trash with no real evidence and never actually have anything to say other than a childish piggyback comment to someone that you do not agree with. I bet everyone clears the room when you open your FAT MOUTH.

        1. Pumphandle says:

          No evidence? Look at the boards everyday it is common knowledge sexual assaults involving minors you cannot leave comments, look at the registered offender that just repeat offended, there you can comment because it didn’t involve a minor like the bb coach did, go ahead and ask wcco they will tell you that’s their policy, how’s that for a fact, you waste of life.

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