Kentucky's Walter White: Pastor Accused of Being Drug Kingpin; Used Church as Den for Multi-Million Dollar, Multi-State Trafficking Ring
Respected Kentucky pastor of Holiness Tabernacle Church in Olive Hill, Scott Gilliam, shocked neighbors in his community last Friday when police arrested and charged him with being a kingpin in what investigators have billed the largest pill trafficking ring in that state's history.
Like chemistry teacher Walter White, the fictional lead character in AMC's cult classic series "Breaking Bad" whose alter ego was a ruthless and infamous methamphetamine producer, cops say they caught Gilliam, 42, in an investigation they aptly called: "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing."
"[He] pastored a church while he was engaging in a major drug trafficking organization [which] is pretty heinous," the lead detective of the state's FADE drug task force, who could not be identified for security reasons, told WCHS-TV.
Gilliam was arrested in Lewis County with Brandon Logan, 28, and they were both charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and possession with intent to distribute.
"Tens of thousands of pills that have a street value of $40 to $45 each. So you're talking [a] multi-million dollar trafficking organization," said the lead detective.
Detectives revealed that over a year, they intercepted thousands of pills across several states associated with the ring and highlighted that Gilliam used the church as a den for his illicit merchandise.
"Large quantity of pain pills. Oxycodone 30-milligram tablets from inside the church," said the lead detective. "It was a room that was located toward the rear of the church that was like a children's playroom. Pills were concealed inside the wall."
Neighbors say they were stunned by the revelation about Pastor Gilliam.
"I was shocked, because I live right here and I never see anyone go in or out of there," said Mike Newsome, who lives near the Holiness Tabernacle.
"I did know some of the people that went to church there. They'd stop and talk to me. They were all nice folks," he added.
Newsome said he didn't know Gilliam but another neighbor, who didn't want to be identified in the report, said he was a respected figure in the community.
"Nobody would ever dreamed this," the neighbor said. "It's just unbelievable, completely."
The TEN COMMANDMENTS represent GOD’S GOVERNMENT OVER MAN!
GOD commands us for our own good to give up wrongs and not rights! HIS system always results in LIBERTY and FREEDOM! The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are built on this foundation, which provides for punitive justice. It is not until one damages another persons property that he can be punished.
The Marxist system leads to bondage and GOD’S system leads to LIBERTY!
Read very carefully:
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath to keep it Holy.
5. Honor thy father and thy mother.
6. Thou shalt not murder.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness.
10. Thou shalt not covet.
Directly above the Chief Justice’s chair is a tablet signifying the TEN COMMANDMENTS.
When the Speaker of the House in the U.S. Congress looks up, his eyes look into the face of Moses. “The Bible is the Book upon which this Republic rests.” Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the United States
“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime,ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts of the Bible.”
A SUMMARY OF THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
The Communist Manifesto represents a misguided philosophy, which teaches the citizens to give up their RIGHTS for the sake of the “common good,” but it always ends in a police state. This is called preventive justice. Control is the key concept. Read carefully:
1. Abolition of private property.
2. Heavy progressive income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights on inheritance.
4. Confiscation of property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Central bank.
6. Government control of Communications & Transportation.
7. Government ownership of factories and agriculture.
8. Government control of labor.
9. Corporate farms, regional planning.
10. Government control of education.
GIVE UP RIGHTS FOR THE “COMMON GOOD”?
Where people fear the government you have tyranny; where the government fears the people,you have liberty. Politicians, bureaucrats and especially judges would have you believe that too much freedom will result in chaos. Therefore, we should gladly give up some of our RIGHTS for the good of the community. In other words, people acting in the name of the government, say we need more laws and more JURORS to enforce these laws—even if we have to give up some RIGHTS in the process. They believe the more laws we have, the more control, thus a better
society. THis theory may sound good on paper, and apparently many of our leaders think this way, as evidenced by the thousands of new laws that are added to the books each year in this country. But, no matter how cleverly this Marxist argument is made, the hard fact is that whenever you give up a RIGHT you lose a “FREE CHOICE”!
This adds another control. Control’s real name is BONDAGE! The logical conclusion would be, if giving up some RIGHTS produces a better society, then by giving up all RIGHTS we could produce a perfect society. We could chain everybody to a tree, for lack of TRUST. This may prevent crime, but it would destroy PRIVACY, which is the heartbeat of FREEDOM! It would also destroy TRUST which is the foundation for DIGNITY. Rather than giving up RIGHTS, we should be giving up wrongs! The opposite of control is not chaos. More laws do not make less criminals! We must give up wrongs, not rights, for a better society!
William Pitt of the British House of Commons once proclaimed, “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
In August, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a ruling that would honor state laws to regulate small-scale marijuana sales in states, notably Washington and Colorado, where legislation has already been passed.
With the DOJ having done so, industrial hemp should also be allowed, said Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.
He said that if the federal government would make allowances for marijuana, how could it not do the same for industrial hemp?
Legislation passed during the last General Assembly session has created an administrative framework (Senate Bill 50) regulating the growing of the crop — if a federal statute prohibiting it were lifted. Coupled with the recent DOJ ruling, that has prompted the Kentucky Hemp Commission (KHC) to take action. The commission voted in favor of having Comer and Sen. Rand Paul draft a letter to the DOJ, informing the agency of SB 50 and the intention to move forward in implementing that law by beginning the regulation and licensing process, so state farmers who want to raise the crop could be doing so by this spring.
But just when supporters of industrial hemp thought a spring planting season was on the horizon, another obstacle has popped up, this time from Kentucky’s Attorney General (AG).
In response to concerns voiced from “various stakeholders, including law enforcement officials throughout the state, members of the General Assembly and members of the public,” Attorney General Jack Conway sent an advisory letter last month to Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer, issuing his understanding of state and federal law as it pertains to growing hemp and the KHC’s decision to move forward with the process of registering farmers who want to grow it.
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