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Man Admits Selling Drugs After Addict Meetings

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File image of heroin sample (AFP PHOTO/Eitan Abramovich/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE (AP) — A man who hosted support meetings for drug and alcohol addicts has pleaded guilty to a federal drug conspiracy charge, after admitting he was selling morphine, oxycodone and other drugs before and after the meetings.

Michael Martin Shepard was arrested in March. The 65-year-old ran the Nomadian Community Resource Center in South Seattle and hosted Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings there.

According to a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court on Friday, Shepard insisted that customers become members of the resource center before he would sell to them. Authorities who executed a search warrant at the resource center, where Shepard also lived, found two guns.

Shepard faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in January.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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