I saw this on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries and wanted to look more into the case.
Wallace Thrasher grabbed headlines in the 1980s when he was charged with flying illegal drugs (marijuana) from Central and South America to Southwest Virginia. From there, the drugs were smuggled to cities such as Detroit and Chicago. In his younger years, Thrasher was a member of his high school’s Key Club and Latin Club. He also played on the school’s football team, earning the nickname “Squirrel” for his ability to outrun trouble on the field. Thrasher seemed destined for better things, but beginning in the 1970s, Thrasher began his drug smuggling career.
In 1977, Thrasher married Olga. The only information I could find on Olga is that she was given up for adoption. The special occasion also marked Thrasher’s release from a Mexican prison. He had served two years on drug-related charges. The stint in prison did little to thwart Thrasher’s involvement in the drug trade. In fact, the illegal business proved so lucrative for Thrasher that he and Olga were able to live a rather luxurious lifestyle. Olga was said to fancy things such as five-carat diamonds and a 10K dining room suite. They had a second home in Florida, to which they flew often. Along with their luxurious lifestyle, Wallace Thrasher was also well-liked in the small, rural Virginia mountainside county they called home. According to George Litchard, Thrasher was “just a very nice guy.”
Thrasher’s high school nickname certainly proved right as he delved deeper into the drug world. In 1978, he was identified as the owner of a vessel that ran aground with 18,000 pounds of marijuana near Charleston, South Carolina. In 1980, he was again identified as the pilot of a plane carrying marijuana from Colombia to Georgia. He was never charged in either case. In 1982, Thrasher was arrested in the Bahamas on a drug charge, but never convicted. However, in 1984, Thrasher’s luck was beginning to run out.
On October 17, a plane full of marijuana crashed into a mountainside in Carroll County, Virginia. One man died in the crash. Authorities determined that Thrasher was the owner of the plane. When they went to question him, Thrasher was gone. Olga stated that over the phone, her husband told her he would be home in a couple of days and that when she didn’t hear from him, “he was dead…I knew in my heart.” Olga held a funeral for her husband in November and that should’ve been the end of the Wallace Thrasher story.
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For those who need their memories refreshed: https://youtu.be/oeYoUN-Mi1o
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