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Leader of 'church' is caught growing cannabis plants

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Patrick Merlehan
Patrick Merlehan

The self-proclaimed bishop of a ‘church’ that advocates the use of bleach in treating children with autism, has claimed “they are God’s plants”, after being busted growing cannabis.

Gardaí discovered four cannabis plants and two unlicensed guns during an early morning raid on the country house of ‘Genisys II’ church bishop Patrick Merlehan in Newtown, Moone, Co. Kildare.

The 69-year-old preacher – whose church advocates the use of a bleach containing ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ in treating children with autism – appeared before Athy District Court earlier this month charged with unlawful possession arising from a dawn raid on his home.

During the sitting, the controversial ‘bishop’ claimed to be eating the cannabis plants adding: “I wasn’t causing any harm to any man.”

 

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