Tennessee has locked the doors of a Scientology facility after discovering a man who had been drugged and locked up against his will for 9 months.
He was taken to a local hospital. A search warrant was then obtained for the facility in which he was held.
When the police returned, Scientology members were actively packing up and destroying evidence.
This is the latest in a series of horror stories coming out of the cult. Will this latest scandal take Scientology down?
A 911 emergency phone call provided the Sheriff’s Office with the opportunity to go inside the facility which they described as a double-wide trailer with several tiny cabins located behind it.
- “The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department would like to make the general public of this county aware that the Scientology facilities are closed and not operating in Cannon County,” a statement from the Sheriff’s office said.
The 16th Judicial District of the state of Tennessee, Cannon County, has charged three suspects in the case. Two of the three, Dennis Flamond and Hans Snyder Lytle, entered guilty pleas in General Sessions Court on two counts of false imprisonment.
The third suspect, Marc Vallieres, was charged with two felony charges of facilitation to kidnapping in Circuit Court. Vallieres pleaded “by information” in Circuit Court.
Circuit Judge David Bragg ruled in this final disposition of the cases that “all facilities in Cannon County are closed and will not operate any resident facilities in Cannon County, TN.”
When officers returned to the address on Sycamore Creek with a search warrant for all of the premises, they discovered that the personnel was in the process of packing up and moving out. The locking mechanism was removed from the front gate.
During the search of the facility, a female patient was discovered. She was transported to Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital and parents notified.
Deputies found the building at 3343 Sycamore Creek road heavily fortified. The officers used a ram to force the door open and several boxes of evidence were discovered, cataloged, photographed and confiscated by Inspector Gullett.
Later in the day, officers discovered Hans Lytle following a search at an address on Cedar Crest Lane. He was taken into custody on multiple charges.
After transporting the man to the Emergency Room, the deputys returned to the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department to begin their investigation. They contacted the subject’s mother, who lives in Beverly Hills, CA.
“We relay to her the events and she is in disbelief, she has never actually seen the facility and is only aware of the conditions from what is available on the Internet, which is presented in an entirely different manner than actual living conditions. After about approximately 15-20 minutes of explaining what is going on there she believes us, and at the time of our last conversation she was getting a plane ticket the next morning for Tennessee,” Gullett said.
Insanity. Freedom of Religion is a foundation of this great country. You are free to believe what you want and how you choose to worship.
This is the opposite and Scientology is a cult, a bad cult. If you have to force your members, as they are well documented doing, you have a serious issue.
Hopefully as word spreads, more will wake up to this insane group.
Tom Cruise, better get back to couch jumping again!
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