On Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Kenneth DuBose reminded his friends about three events starting Sunday, celebrating his six years as pastor of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church.
A few hours later, police arrested the pastor and charged him with possession of narcotics.
Police said they found DuBose, 45, with a small bag containing 27 grams of crack cocaine in the front of his car. Two Bibles sat in the trunk, police said.
Police said DuBose was observed buying the drugs from a man who was the target of a sting operation by the Bridgeport Police Department’s Tactical Narcotics Team.
When confronted by officers, DuBose said he was a pastor and was counseling the alleged drug dealer, police said.
Before that, police said, DuBose he attempted to execute a three-point-turn to flee the scene, as the dealer was being arrested.
Neither DuBose nor his church responded to requests for comment Thursday and Friday.
In a Facebook post after the arrest, DuBose wrote that the Lord was on his side.
“The devil is a liar. God will and can turn every set up into a victory,” he wrote, in a post published publicly on his timeline at around 3:36 a.m. Thursday morning. “You have to know this before the storm so when it does come you can trust the outcome. I know that my witness is in Heaven and He got my back. No doubt.”
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SOURCE: The Hour