LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is accused of posing as a pastor and introducing drugs to people, specifically women.
The man is identified as Lee Hersey, 48.
He’s charged with four counts of sale of a schedule II controlled substance.
He was arrested on Tuesday, August 7 at the Corner Outlet Store in Shannon by Lee County deputies and North Mississippi Narcotics Unit agents.
This arrest was the result of a long-term undercover operation into the sale of Hydrocodone from the Corner Outlet Store.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says Hersey would pose as a pastor on several occasions and used that role to counsel women.
Johnson says during the process, Hersey would introduce the victims to Hydrocodone.
Hersey appeared before a judge Thursday afternoon where his bond was set at $100,000.
Lee Hersey just had his bond set at $100,000.
Sheriff Johnson says he posed as a pastor, and used that role to counsel women.
The sheriff says during that process he would introduce them to Hydrocodone.
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