VACAVILLE (CBS13) — A new search warrant uncovered by CBS13 has found a pastor arrested in connection with the firebombing of an ex-girlfriend’s home and possible identity theft of a church is also under investigation for drugs.
The sprawling property that includes Pastor Mark Lewis’ church and his home was searched by officers, who found a handgun and methamphetamine on the property.READ MORE: Folsom Ice Rink Opens After Three Week Delay Due To Vandals
Charles Young, who identified himself as one of the pastor’s parishioners and best friends, says it’s all untrue.
“I know there was no methamphetamine,” he said. “I know that for sure.”READ MORE: Sacramento Kings Rout Shorthanded Clippers 124-115
But the search warrant doesn’t stop there. It goes on to say Lewis has been under investigation for two years, with informants telling detectives that he was involved in various criminal conduct, including conspiracy, burglary, vandalism and witness intimidation, as well as the possession and distribution of meth.
The pastor remains behind bars, originally accused of putting three people up to throwing a Molotov cocktail into his ex-girlfriend’s house. He was rearrested after authorities say the church he used as bail collateral was not properly registered.
Again, Young says it’s all lies. He couldn’t speak to the pastor’s history, including the pastor’s no-contest plea to meth possession for sale in 1997.MORE NEWS: Folsom Ice Skating Rink Reopens After Weeks Of Delays
“I know that our God is real,” Young said. “I know that a negative force is out there trying to hinder us from doing our good work.”