More than a year ago — on May 19, 2012 — a 22-year-old woman from North Carolina named Amber Bullins died at Tranquility Detox, a Scientology-based drug rehab facility in Battle Creek, Michigan owned by a man named Per Wickstrom.
Former employees of Wickstrom tell us that it’s only in the past few months, however, that the Battle Creek Police Department has begun to investigate the death in what is becoming a more general probe of Wickstrom’s two rehab centers in the town. (He owns businesses — or the buildings they lease — in two more Michigan towns, and has plans for another in Michigan and one in Indiana.)
We have received information that the investigation is taking a hard look at those facilities and the kind of complaints that plague other businesses run on Scientology’s drug rehab model, known as “Narconon.”
Our sources tell us that criminal and civil investigations of Per Wickstrom’s drug rehab facilites throughout Michigan are ongoing — and we hear that ABC News is planning a major piece about Wickstrom’s mini-empire of Narconon centers in the near future.
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) June 30, 2013
It probably seemed a routine arrest. But the woman was Denise Gentile, and in her world, this was anything but routine.
Gentile, of Clearwater, is a well-known Scientologist and the twin sister of the church’s worldwide leader, David Miscavige.
David Miscavige, Supreme Leader of Scientology Inc and it’s Sea Organization, OT of OT’s, leader of the “Fastest Growing Religion on the Planet”,is going to “Clear” this planet and then “Put Ethics in” on this sector of the galaxy, can’t even get his own house in order.
- David Miscavige’s wife Shelly Miscavige is under house arrest as ordered by David
- Father Ron Miscavige Sr. is “blown” from the Sea Org and had to plot an escape from the gulag known as “Int Base” near Hemet, CA.
- Brother Ron Jr. has left the Sea Org and is no longer a member of Scientology Inc.
- Niece Jenna Miscavige Hill is no longer a member of Scientology Inc. and has published her own book describing in detail the abuses she and many others received as children in the cult and as “Sea Org Cadets”.
- Twin sister Denise Miscavige Gentile arrested for DUI and drugs. Along with her third husband is slum lord to drug dealers just a short drive from Scientology’s “Mecca of Technical Perfection.”
There you have it. The leader of the “World’s Fastest Growing Religion.”
The only thing David Miscavige should be leading is a work crew in a federal prison.
— Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) May 1, 2013
Oklahoma’s State Senate today passed SB 295 with a unanimous vote of 43 to 0, and now the bill — aimed at tightening regulation of drug rehab facilities in the state — will go to Governor Mary Fallin, who is expected to sign it into law.
The new statute is a direct result of recent deaths at Scientology’s flagship drug rehab center, Narconon Arrowhead, which is in the eastern part of the state. Three patients at the facility died between October 2011 and July 2012, resulting in multiple state and county investigations and numerous lawsuits, all of which are still pending.
This is Miscavige’s worst nightmare.
Mary Rieser and anyone else at Narconon Atlanta will likely be thrown under the bus if ONLY because Miscavige figures they are so tainted that ANYTHING done to try to help defend them will blow back on the church and him because this whole Narconocalypse is being watched SO closely by the media.
I suspect his biggest concern right now is that this is a breach in the wall that has held back law enforcement/govt agencies from conducting any criminal prosecutions of anything related to Scientology in the US for decades. Not since the GO raids has anything like this happened. Will this small crack widen and some other government agencies will decide they can get through the breach in what has been an impenetrable fortress for more than 30 years?
Miscavige sits on the horns of a real dilemma — what do you do?
Carry on David Miscavige. You are your own worst enemy.
There’s nothing I can add to what Mike Rinder already said here.
Scientology Inc is already dead. Now the process begins of seeing that the criminals of the Sea Organization are going to be brought to justice.
It’s been a long time coming.
— Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) April 26, 2013
Pete Combs at Atlanta’s WSB Radio announced today that state and county officials entered Scientology’s drug rehab center in the Atlanta area — Narconon Georgia — and confiscated evidence in an ongoing state investigation of insurance fraud.
Narconon IS Scientology. It’s run by the Sea Organization and fees run upward to the Sea Organization licensing front group ABLE
Scientology whistle blower Tory Christman reports on Scientology and Narconon
Scientology likes to pretend they don’t control and oversee Narconon drug rehab centers. Many insiders who have turned whistle blower say this is another lie coming out of the mouths of Scientologists.
— 8NewsNow KLAS-TV (@8NewsNow) April 10, 2013
LAS VEGAS — Nevada state health agencies want to open up a Scientology-run drug rehabilitation center for inspections.
Narconon is Scientology
Don’t be fooled by their unbranded websites.
They want your money and prey on individuals and families during a time of crisis.