A drug dealer in Langley, BC in Canada claimed he was now a Christian at his recent sentencing hearing. Jason William Brown, 36, was arrested in Nov. 2009 for drug possession (worth $200,000) and possession of an unloaded restricted firearm (a semiautomatic handgun).
He was in prison waiting to be tried when he converted to Christianity. His conversion was followed by enrollment in a number of Christian courses and a noticeable change in his personality and character. Brown pleaded guilty to the charges against him in April 2011.
The judge at the October BC Supreme Court sentencing commended the changes in Brown and noted that Brown seemed sincere in his commitment to do missions once he is out of jail. But the simple fact that Brown had serious priors from armed robbery to assault led Judge Blok to sentence Brown to a 6 1/2 year prison sentence.
Source: Dan Ferguson. Drug Dealer Finds Religion. Langley Times. Tuesday, November 16, 2011.
posted by Harry A. Gaylord