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Preacher, bail bondsman gets prison time for drug trafficking

Posted October 13, 2010

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— Robert Lee McQueen, 61, a former preacher and bail bondsman in Fayetteville, was sentenced Tuesday to 169 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation, U.S. Attorney George E. B. Holding said.

McQueen was the pastor at the Burning Bush Missionary Baptist Church and owner of McQ Bail Bonding, and he was dealing heroin from a rental property he owned off Slater Avenue in Fayetteville, according to the evidence in his case.

He was found guilty in June of conspiracy to distribute heroin, aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin,  distributing heroin, possession with the intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking.

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  • braddavis Oct 15, 2010

    Churches are a business all day long. Where do you think your tithes and offerings go? It pays the churches bills as well as the preachers bills. Pathetic there are actually people that give to their church but can't pay their own bills. Religion is the biggest so called legal scam in the world. devilblue GOLO member since July 25, 2007 October 14, 2010 11:14 a.m. Report abuse

    Well spoken!

  • NCSU2311 Oct 14, 2010

    Churches are a business all day long. Where do you think your tithes and offerings go? It pays the churches bills as well as the preachers bills. Pathetic there are actually people that give to their church but can't pay their own bills. Religion is the biggest so called legal scam in the world.
    devilblue
    GOLO member since July 25, 2007
    October 14, 2010 11:14 a.m.
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    "Amen" and TAX FREE!!

  • notagain1903 Oct 14, 2010

    Please do not get on your knees to pray for me the preacher will need you there. Don't forget to bring your wallet and drop your kids off......

  • frankbad15 Oct 14, 2010

    Thats why you dont serve men, you serve God. The pastor is just a leader in the church, but he is not God. People need to stop serving these men, then the wont be so disappointed when they do these wrong deeds.

  • devilblue Oct 14, 2010

    Churches are a business all day long. Where do you think your tithes and offerings go? It pays the churches bills as well as the preachers bills. Pathetic there are actually people that give to their church but can't pay their own bills. Religion is the biggest so called legal scam in the world.

  • wildcat Oct 14, 2010

    Justice was served in this case. Not a minister at all.

  • Sherlock Oct 14, 2010

    He had to keep the "church" going and donations were down.

  • Juncyard Oct 14, 2010

    I'm a christian, and it pains me to admit this, but if this guy had been a muslim, GOLO would have been on this forum in force bashing this guy about his religion....

    Is anyone gonna call for christians to not be able to build a church in Atlanta or here because of these so called "christians" actions?

    I certainly hope not....but the hipocracy is there, and it's a problem....

  • Wags Oct 14, 2010

    Jim and Tammy Fae were his inspiration.

  • 1whocares Oct 14, 2010

    Agree, NOTAGAIN1903, we will definitely pray for you.

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