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Man accused of introducing women to drugs while posing as pastor

A man is accused of posing as a pastor and introducing drugs to people, specifically women.

Posted: Aug. 9, 2018 3:24 PM
Updated: Aug. 9, 2018 7:10 PM

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.

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