September 17, 2014 5:32 pm -

An Anderson County, Tennessee preacher was arrested after allegedly trying to sell drugs to undercover officers in Morgan County.


[su_center_ad]According to deputies, they caught Genesis Hawkins through an undercover drug operation in Oliver Springs. Hawkins and the deputy had set up a meeting to buy 60 pills of hydrocodone on Tuesday, but when he arrived, he had only 40 pills, WBIR reports.

Hydrocodone is an addictive semi-synthetic opioid which is derived from codeine.

Hawkins was charged for possession of hydrocodone for resale, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

Is his first name really Genesis and he’s a preacher?

Perhaps he took “Then shalt thou be delighted in the Lord, and I will lift thee up above the high places..” too literally. Or maybe he’s just a hypocrite.

Image:Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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14 responses to Tennessee Pastor Busted Trying To Sell Pills To Undercover Police

  1. Montag September 17th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    If you can’t trust a preacher, who can you trust?

    Thou shalt not promise to supply what thou ain’t gotten, spaketh stoned jeebus, 11th commandment

    • M D Reese September 17th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      I wouldn’t trust anybody who believes in the supernatural. It casts suspicion on everything he says and does.

      • Spirit of America September 18th, 2014 at 7:49 am

        POTUS believes in God… as about 70+% of Americans say they do as well.

        • M D Reese September 18th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

          I’m painfully aware of that. I’ll bet that most people would claim to believe in the supernatural if asked. Humans are like chickens–if one feather is out of place, the rest of the flock will peck you to death and eat you for dinner.

          • Carla Akins September 18th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

            truer words

          • Spirit of America September 18th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

            “I’ll bet that most…supernatural if asked.” You’re correct there, since 70% would be considered most people… 🙂
            But since most serious research on such topics are done w/the subjects given anonymity, I’m not quite sure the ‘human is like a chicken’ syndrome would be the reason for the answers given.

  2. Patrick September 17th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Well, God gave Moses two tablets…

    • fahvel September 18th, 2014 at 4:02 am

      yeah, and look at the results.

      • Patrick September 18th, 2014 at 10:28 am

        Ha! Too bad he didn’t learn from THAT mistake!

  3. eddie1247 September 17th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    but I’m telling you officer they were just aspirin when I put them in my pocket, it must be a miracle you know like changing water into wine.

  4. juicyfruityyy September 17th, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Since hydrocodone, is a prescription drug. Need to find out who is his dealer. Unless, they are his. I’m sure he planned on donating that money to his church.

    • greenfloyd September 18th, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Hawkins’ arrest was part of an “undercover drug operation” involving dozens of other mostly older adults selling some pot and apparently a much larger quanity of “pain pills.” More details here

      I’m sure he planned on donating that money to his church.

      Snark aside, that’s an interesting possibility.

  5. tiredoftea September 17th, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    “Hawkins and the deputy had set up a meeting to buy 60 pills of hydrocodone on Tuesday, but when he arrived, he had only 40 pills”, so he was going to stiff them, too? Not very christian of him, was it?

  6. greenfloyd September 18th, 2014 at 1:38 am

    The power of these pills is amazing. A few years ago I went to the emergency room with severe back pain. One pill, within an hour gave total relief. After two weeks of bed rest and one pill a day I was able to resume my normal schedule and stop the medication. No problem. Yet I know that’s not how it is for others who may recover from physical injury, yet find the pills help them deal with other less tangible injury, most commonly depression.
    While I agree these drugs have a high potential for abuse, that does not mean they should not be made legally available to adults without prescription at a reasonable price. Cops should not be involved unless it involves kids or other serious related crimes. Cops also should not be motivated by profit from seized property that can be taken even if the suspect is later cleared of criminal charges. Instead those resources would be better spent on Harm Reduction and Education and actually regain control of this insidious underground market.