Anti-violence pastor facing drug charges

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - Anniston police have arrested a pastor who
helped found an anti-violence campaign on drug charges.

Authorities arrested 47-year-old Frederick Fitzgerald Durant and
charged him on April 5 with felony possession of a controlled
substance.

He's out on $5,000 bond.

According to police reports, an officer spotted Durant driving
in the middle of the road around 1:30 p.m. He pulled Durant over,
and when the reverend couldn't provide proof of insurance, Chief
Layton McGrady says the officer called for a tow truck. While doing
a standard inventory of the car, he says authorities found a
substance that later tested positive for crack cocaine.

Durant is the pastor of Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church in
Eastaboga, works as an outreach coordinator mentoring recovering
drug addicts and helped found Stop the Violence in 2007.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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