Narconon Files Suit Against State Agencies - 1990-11-08
The lawsuit, filed jointly by Narconon and the Tonkawa Indian tribe, names the state Department Mental Health and the state Health Department as defendants. It challenges the state's power to regulate on Indian land.
Smith said Narconon will continue with the certification process, "but we will not stand by and allow the state's willful intrusion into the affairs of the Native Americans and into a highly successful drug-free rehabilitation center."
Smith said a letter discovered at the Department of Mental Health proves a conspiracy is working to keep the program from being certified. The letter, dated Nov. 12 and addressed to him, stated the center's application for certification had been denied Nov. 8.