Scientology-backed drug rehab triggers a furor near Camp David - 2015-04-20
Because of zoning restrictions, the only way Narconon can operate Trout Run as a rehab facility is to get it listed on the county historical register. The property's current zoning designation, resource conservation, doesn't permit a group home or medical use, while the historical designation does. So Narconon hired a consultant to write a history of the 40-acre site, noting that President Herbert Hoover visited in the late 1920s and "reeled in a fine one-and-one-half pound trout."
When the council votes on Tuesday, it's only deciding whether the site should be labeled historic. That's forced opponents, many of whom work in drug counseling and believe the program poses a danger to addicts, to become amateur historians in an effort to prove Trout Run is not significant.