Man accused of introducing women to drugs while posing as pastor

Man accused of introducing women to drugs while posing as pastor

Posted: Thu Aug 09 21:43:13 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Aug 09 21:43:14 PDT 2018

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wrong side of the law... but on the wrong side of the lord as well... wedid here today." johnson / lee county) "this is not somebody that is capable of going to a rehabilitation place and being changed. this is somebody that is putting drugs on the street that we've had numerous complaints over." sheriff jim johnson says 48- year-old lee hersey is accused of posing as a pastor and introducing drugs to many women. he says hersey would use this role to counsel women...getting them addicted to hydrocodone. johnson says hersey took overthis former business in shannon...it closed awhile back but herseyreopened it...using it for personal business... "he usedit for counseling, posing as this pastor. he's had political aspirations before, but his main product was these narcotics and putting them out on the street." johnson says these victims would go back to hersey, spending several thousand dollars on these drugs. he says hersey would also swap sexual favors for the products. hersey has been charged with four counts of a schedule ii controlled substance. "if you get to the root of the problem which is the people that manufacture it or put it out on the streets then you're making a difference and that's what we did here today." okolona
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