Scientology's Narconon drug rehab expansion plans DENIED in Maryland and Michigan - 2019-03-28
Frederick County, Maryland officials tell the Underground Bunker that a court settlement has ended the efforts by a Scientology subsidiary to get a zoning change so that it could build a 16-bed Narconon drug rehab center at the Trout Run land parcel, a contentious battle that has been going on for four years. Researcher Mary McConnell cautions us, however, that Scientology may still be able to open a smaller, boutique rehab at the location.
In Michigan, meanwhile, Anita Senkowski reports that a planning board voted 4-0 yesterday to deny a couple who wanted to open a Narconon rehab in their large home.
Scientology has run into similar opposition to its Narconon expansion plans in Australia and Ireland after years of negative press and several patient deaths raised the profile of Scientology's rehabs and its controversial way of treating patients. It's had more success opening new drug rehabs in places like Mexico and Turkey.