Minister Is Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a southeastern
Kentucky minister to more than 16 years in prison for laundering
drug money and hiding a federal fugitive.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that U.S. District Judge
Danny Reeves on Thursday sentenced 60-year-old Clay County Baptist
minister Wayne Reid to 194 months.

Reid and his wife, 59-year-old Donna Reid, were convicted in
September in U.S. District Court in Manchester on charges they
concealed about $1.5 million in proceeds of Larry Golden Jackson
Jr.'s marijuana business from January 2000 to November 2005. They
were also convicted on charges of hiding a fugitive after Jackson
was indicted but fled in 2002.


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  • by me Location: rite here on Jan 31, 2009 at 11:14 PM
    ever one needs to burn one ever now an end this goes to show no ones perfect I agree with donny I trust no one.only god I trust
  • by Mia Location: Frankfort on Jan 30, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    This is a prime example of why the war on drugs is not working. Lots of respected people in communities across the country are behind the import of drugs and they are left alone even though other people know what they are doing. This guy and his wife must have upset the wrong people and they got slammed. The little people trying to support their habit are the ones who get caught and sent to prison. We will never win the war on drugs.
  • by donny Location: ky on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    my my good preachers.i think most preacher just in for the money..i trust no one.only god i trust.
  • by Jana Location: Harrodsburg, Ky on Jan 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM
    Just because he was a minister doesn't mean that his punishment should be any less than anyone else. He should have to pay for what he has done.
  • by Billy Bob on Jan 30, 2009 at 04:18 AM
    Isn'tthat something putting a preacher and his wife away for years for holding money from pot.While the wallstreeters robb us of billions and get a bail out.American justice is up side down.
  • by Lacey on Jan 30, 2009 at 04:05 AM
    Good more ministers I know need to be jailed.
  • by Jamie Location: Pikeville on Jan 29, 2009 at 10:22 PM
    Who cares. Its only Pot. If the lawmakers would make it legal then they would be no crime in this case. The only reason its not legal is they can tax it because everyone would grow their supply at home. QUIT wasting my tax money on this so called crime from investigation, arrest, trial and jail. The war on drugs isnt working, never has and never will. Go after the the pill abusers and cocaine abusers but the lies and propaganda about pot has been forced on us for years and its all lies. A good Video on this subject can be found on you tube or google video. Look for Penn and Teller: The war on drugs. Its a very informative video that was originally aired on showtime on their show that has a name that cant be said here.

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