In­mate ar­gues re­li­gious duty to deal heroin; ap­peal fails

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KANSAS CITY | A St. Louis man or­dered to spend more than a quar­ter­century in prison on drug charges has failed to have his pros­e­cu­tion over­turned, de­spite his ar­gu­ment that he has a re­li­gious duty to sell heroin.

In an ap­peal to the U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the 8th Cir­cuit in St. Louis, Ti­mothy An­der­son did not deny he was a heroin dealer.

In­stead, he cast him­self as “a stu­dent of Es­o­teric and Mys­ti­cism stud­ies,” say­ing he had cre­ated a re­li­gious

non­profit that aims to get the nar­cotic to “the sick, lost, blind, lame, deaf and dead mem­bers of God’s King­dom.”

The ap­pel­late court re­jected his ap­peal Wed­nes­day.

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