Michigan Catholic couple appears to open a Scientology drug rehab without a permit - 2018-11-11
In early October this sign appeared on a property in Birch Run, Michigan. Residents noticed; some began to Google "Narconon" and found it to be associated with Scientology. Township officials became concerned. They had received an application for an alcohol and drug rehab facility in February 2018 and had responded in August with a letter noting some deficiencies in the application. They haven't heard back since. The application hadn't mentioned Narconon, now were they opening the rehab facility without getting the proper permits?
The property at 7273 Birch Run Road was purchased in 2015 by Gregory and Lori Hetzer. There are seven bedrooms in the main house and three more over the four-car garage. Sitting on 10 acres, the estate has two ponds, a beach area, a volleyball court, indoor pool, exercise room, home theater, and four fireplaces. It's a massive home and "The Castle" seems an appropriate name. The application says they plan to have up to 24 patients at a time in drug or alcohol rehab.