WA Pastor Busted With Pounds Of Meth, Fentanyl, Coke

The Christian Post reports:

Just over a year ago, as he was pictured on Facebook officiating a wedding, Washington pastor and grandfather Steve Parker was praised as an “amazing man of God.”

On his Facebook page, Parker, 57, introduces himself as “a new convert, a soul in the midst of spiritual growth, a fish on the line.” He also lists himself as the director at NEST Ministries and founder and executive director of Omni-Manna Services, which is a supportive employment and housing service.

On Facebook, there are wholesome photos of Parker with family and friends and even a video of him belting out an inspiring rendition of Andrae Crouch’s “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.”

Seattle’s CBS affiliate reports:

A Skagit County pastor who “admitted he leads a double life” was arrested in January with nearly three pounds of methamphetamine, 2,000 counterfeit pills, fentanyl, and cocaine and bragged that he was a good drug dealer, according to court documents.

Steve Parker, 57, was arrested January 19 in Mount Vernon after detectives with the Skagit County Interlocal Drug Enforcement Unit received information that Parker had been distributing controlled substances in Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties.

Detectives determined Parker had two homes — one on the Tulalip Reservation and another in Arlington. Parker was arrested in Mount Vernon in his 2002 Subaru, where officers found him in possession of two ounces of fentanyl powder and a loaded handgun.

Read the full article. The website for Parker’s ministry claims that he helps people with “troubled pasts and addictions.”