Utah Municipal Attorneys Association

Question From Mark Nash with UPC - Native American Churches

  • 02 Apr 2013 10:04 AM
    Message # 1257397

    I have received the below request for assistance from Fountain City

    Attorney Chad Woolley regarding the Native American Church. I know this is

    not the first time this organization has come up in Utah. Please see

    Chad's request and, if you have information that may be useful to him,

    contact him directly at cwoolley@me.com. Please do not reply to the sender

    of this e-mail.

    Mark Nash, Director

    Utah Prosecution Council

    (801) 366-0201

     

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    From: Chad Woolley <cwoolley@me.com>

    Date: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Subject: Native American Churches

    To: "mnash@utah.gov" <mnash@utah.gov>

    Cc: Tracy Cowdell <tcowdell@me.com>

     

    Mark:

    We have a branch of the Oklevueha Native American Church (

    http://nativeamericanchurches.org/) setting up operations in Fountain

    Green. Apparently, Mr. Mooney has had dealings with the authorities in

    several Utah jurisdictions. I was wondering if you know who is the best

    contact to get some background and ideas of dealing with this crowd. The

    police chief, Chad Huff, is looking for some help and direction. He has a

    meeting with the city council tonight to give them a report.

    As the city prosecutor, I could use some advice from those who have more

    knowledge about how their "sacraments" are protected and where the limits

    of constitutional protections begin and end.

    Thanks for any help!

    Chad Woolley

    Sent from my iPad

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