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Fayetteville pastor convicted on drug, firearm charges

Posted June 18, 2010

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— A Fayetteville pastor was convicted Thursday on drug and firearm charges, United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced Friday.

Robert Lee McQueen, 61, a pastor at the Burning Bush Missionary Church and the owner of McQ Bail Bonds, both in Fayetteville, was convicted of one count of conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, three counts of aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin and two counts of distribution of heroin.

He was also found guilty of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

McQueen faces a maximum of 140 years in jail and more than $2 million in fines.

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  • colliedave Jun 18, 2010

    N.C. needs to pass a law to make it illegal to call yourself a pastor or minister if you arn't one. ccs1920

    this would violate the seperation of church and state

  • realcloak Jun 18, 2010

    WOW! 140 years and $2 million fine over 3.5oz. of smack? I'm glad I never fell to peer prssure to try that junk. (get it? heroin, smack, junk)

  • ccs1920 Jun 18, 2010

    N.C. needs to pass a law to make it illegal to call yourself a pastor or minister if you arn't one. I'll bet that there were a dozen at a chicken plant I worked at a few years ago.

  • colliedave Jun 18, 2010

    Prison is going to love him. He should not be allowed to be a minister while there. That would be a disgrace to all ministers.
    wildcat

    Rest assured this will not happen. Prison chaplains are very seclective who they allow to fill their pulpits.

  • wildcat Jun 18, 2010

    Prison is going to love him. He should not be allowed to be a minister while there. That would be a disgrace to all ministers.

  • prettylittleangeleyes Jun 18, 2010

    Anyone else think it's ironic that his church was named " Burning Bush" ? Still, although I can find humor in the name, it's still terrible. I hope his congregation finds a better pastor to lead them and pray for his soul.

  • wildcat Jun 18, 2010

    whole pastor thing was a cover up for a life of drug dealing and criminal behavior.

    You are right on the button. There are a lot of ministers doing things they dare not want their church members to know about.

  • McLovin Jun 18, 2010

    Im thinking the whole pastor thing was a cover up for a life of drug dealing and criminal behavior.

  • wildcat Jun 18, 2010

    Some members will try to find a way to uphold him after all this.

    Yes, that is because they worship him instead of the Lord.

  • mochabrown Jun 18, 2010

    Some members will try to find a way to uphold him after all this.

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