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Boston Pastor accused of trafficking cocaine, Fentanyl

May 4, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Boston Pastor accused of trafficking cocaine, Fentanyl

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Willie Wilkerson, a Boston pastor is facing charges after authorities revealed that they seized crack cocaine, pills, and $20,000 worth of stolen goods at his home and at the church he owns.

Police said Wilkerson, the pastor of Mission Church in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood, was taken into custody Tuesday on charges of drug trafficking with the intent to distribute both Class B and Class C drugs.

A search warrant was executed for Wilkerson, his residence, the church, and a Victoria’s Kitchen food trailer he owns. They recovered drugs concealed inside printers and coffee makers, CBS Local reported.

A relative said the church and food trailer were formerly owned by Wilkerson’s mother and refuted the accusations.

Boston pastor Willie Wilkerson charged with drug trafficking WBZ-TV

“That’s crazy… a lie,” Ivette Mitchell, Wilkerson’s niece told reporters. “God is going to clear Willie.”

Police discovered crack cocaine, fentanyl, oxycodone, Klonopin, Suboxone, as well as cutting tools and packaging materials.

Investigators also seized over $10,000 and a number of stolen items with an estimated worth of $20,000.

Drugs and cash police say they found after executing search warrants on Wilkerson, his home, and his church. (Boston Police)

A judge at Roxbury Municipal Court required that Willie Wilkerson remains in custody without bail for 90 days for violating his probation and then will be held on $50,000 bail afterward. It is not clear if he has a lawyer.

He is scheduled to appear in court on June 1st for a probable cause hearing.

Boston police indicated that more charges might be filed as the investigation continues.

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