• Boston pastor charged with drug trafficking

    By: Boston25News.com


    BOSTON - A Boston pastor is facing numerous charges after police said they found drugs and cash while executing search warrants early Wednesday.

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    Boston police said they arrested Willie Wilkerson, 58, of Dorchester, around 10 a.m.

    Members of the City Wide Drug Control Unit, along with the District B-2 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit, executed three search warrants: one for Wilkerson, one for his Baker Avenue home and one for his Quincy Street church, Mission Church and Victoria’s Kitchen Food Trailer.

    As a result of the warrants, police said they seized:

    • 34 grams of crack cocaine
    • 11 grams of fentanyl
    • 50 Percocet pills
    • 87 Suboxone strips
    • 32 Klonopin pills
    • About $10,400 in cash

    During their searches, officers also found about $20,000 worth of unidentified items that were reported stolen during a burglary at an excavating company.

    Wilkerson is charged with trafficking Class B drugs, possession with intent to distribute Class B drugs and possession with the intent to distribute Class C drugs.

    The incident remains under investigation and additional charges might be pending, police said.

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