Boston pastor charged with drug trafficking

A Boston pastor is facing numerous charges after police said they found drugs and cash while executing search warrants early Wednesday.

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Boston police said they arrested Willie Wilkerson, 58, of Dorchester, around 10 a.m.

Members of the City Wide Drug Control Unit, along with the District B-2 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit, executed three search warrants: one for Wilkerson, one for his Baker Avenue home and one for his Quincy Street church, Mission Church and Victoria’s Kitchen Food Trailer.

As a result of the warrants, police said they seized:

  • 34 grams of crack cocaine
  • 11 grams of fentanyl
  • 50 Percocet pills
  • 87 Suboxone strips
  • 32 Klonopin pills
  • About $10,400 in cash

During their searches, officers also found about $20,000 worth of unidentified items that were reported stolen during a burglary at an excavating company.

Wilkerson is charged with trafficking Class B drugs, possession with intent to distribute Class B drugs and possession with the intent to distribute Class C drugs.

The incident remains under investigation and additional charges might be pending, police said.

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