Way to abuse the program, Michael Shepard.
The 64-year-old allegedly sold oxycodone "before, after and in between meetings" at the south Seattle community center he owns and used to host Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings. According to Seattle Police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, Shepard's operation went something like this: "Show-up early, stay late and get your drugs and in-between...If you want to learn a little more about AA, we can talk about that too."
Local law enforcement first learned of Shepard's side hustle last November, and he reportedly sold oxycodone to a police informant on five separate occasions in January and February. Each of these episodes were witnessed by police officers. The Seattle Times even reports that Shepard had the audacity to talk about the deals during meetings, and would only sell to members to avoid being flagged by the police.
Shepard faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
[via The Huffington Post]