More trouble for Scientology's drug rehab network, Narconon - this time in Florida - 2014-08-26
Suncoast's future location, a former church Joe Childs at the Tampa Bay Times last night reported that there's trouble potentially brewing for the Scientology drug rehab facility in Hernando County, Florida.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, part of Scientology's Narconon network, has been in the news recently for a dispute with the county over its expansion plans. The Times has closely watched that battle, which took a fortunate turn for Suncoast when it successfully appealed a low damage award (the case is now in mediation). Childs reported last month that another facility, a former church, was purchased in Clearwater by the same owners, and we told you that according to our sources Suncoast is planning on moving its operation from Hernando County to the Clearwater location.
And now Childs has learned that Suncoast may be in some trouble with the state, after its director, Tammy Strickland, testified in the county dispute that three additional, unlicensed locations were rented in 2011 by Suncoast for housing patients and staff.