EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPastor Plans To Resign After Officers Use Church Bus For Meth Bust
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 11, 2013 10:51 AM EDT
Hamlin , Lincoln County , West Virginia
A West Virginia pastor is being forced out of his church job for allowing law officers to borrow the church's bus to catch meth lab operators.
Chris Wilkinson said Wednesday he plans to resign as pastor of Morning Star Community Church at Hamlin. He says some church members were unhappy with his decision to let law enforcement use the bus.
Wilkinson is also Hamlin's mayor and police chief. He says he has no regrets about lending the bus and would do it again.
Lincoln County Chief Sheriff's Deputy J.J. Napier said the church bus allowed officers to surprise the suspects.
Authorities made three arrests in last week's bust. Napier said as officers piled out of the church bus, the reaction from the suspects was, "Oh God, they've got me."
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