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Preacher, bail bondsman gets prison time for drug trafficking

Posted October 13, 2010 6:38 p.m. EDT

— 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.