Michael Martin Shepard was arrested Monday night and made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Tuesday but did not enter a plea. Investigators said the 64-year-old ran the Nomadian Community Resource Center in south Seattle, and that he tried to avoid detection by selling only to people who agreed to become a member of the club.
Charging papers say someone called police in November 2012 to report the drug dealing, and that Shepard sold pills five times to a police informant, with undercover police and federal agents observing several of the sales. The sales reportedly occurred before and after meetings for alcoholics and drug addicts.
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