Scientology-backed drug rehab program fights Frederick decision on property near Camp David - 2015-07-06

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F43.png Scientology-backed drug rehab program fights Frederick decision on property near Camp David July 6, 2015, Michael Rosenwald, Washington Post

Lawyers for a Scientology-affiliated drug rehab facility are appealing a Frederick County Council vote last month that blocked a new facility from opening at an old fishing retreat.

Narconon, which relies on saunas and the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to treat drug addicts, had sought a historical designation for Trout Run, a 40-acre camp of stone lodges, so it could use the property for a rehab facility.

A request for judicial review was filed in Frederick County Circuit court late last week, though the short filing did not specify reasons for the appeal. Bruce Dean, an attorney for the project, said it was premature to describe the grounds for the appeal.


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