Pastor Pleads Guilty Of Several Snake Buying & Selling Charges

A Bell County pastor pleads guilty to several counts of buying and selling snakes.

Fish and wildlife officers confiscated dozens of snakes from Gregory James Coots' Middlesboro home earlier this month.

Coots was sentenced to two years probation and he has to give up all his animals and pay thousands of dollars in fines.

The pastor pleaded not guilty to more than 20 similar charges in Laurel County.


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  • by so easy a Location: cave man can do it on Jul 24, 2008 at 09:15 PM
    well they cant get no money out of the druggies now they hit up the preacher for sum what a shame yaw dont need to be greedie god wants all to share to tho brother an when harvest time comes thou shalt not stress it come on people we really need sum change god bless the great USA
  • by pike guy Location: pikeville on Jul 23, 2008 at 08:30 PM
    Is this somehow related to "snake handling"?
  • by Wilford Location: Pike on Jul 23, 2008 at 05:57 PM
    Confiscated-snakes -four wheelers,guns,money autos.Wheres does it all end, now they are attacking our preachers. Fine-ing them jailing them.Wheres the freedom gone people.The laws just keep comming?The goverment is becomming way over bearing.

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