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Former Drug Dealer Claims to have Sold Meth to Vacaville Pastor

WEST SACRAMENTO-

$1,200 is what John Maes claims he used to charge for two ounces of meth along West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

On his list of  customers, he says, was Vacaville Pastor Mark Lewis.

“It was probably about 1:30 a.m. when I met him a few months back. He told me he was looking to buy some meth,” Maes said. “He told me he had a church in Vacaville and told me he usually makes some side money.”

During an interview with FOX40 Tuesday, Maes admitted that selling drugs to anyone, a pastor or not, was not his proudest moment.

“First thing that went through my mind was, ‘he’s lying.’ I mean, a pastor coming to West Capitol Avenue, and he’s selling meth out of the church? That can’t be,” Maes said.

Maes also says Lewis came to West Sacramento every Friday for several months to buy meth from him.

“Oh yeah, we got high together,” Maes told FOX40. “I smoked dope at least four or five times with him.”

FOX40 walked along West Capitol Avenue Tuesday and got confirmation from a motel owner that Pastor Mark Lewis has stayed in a motel along the strip before.

But, the Pastor denied recent allegations of asking three people to throw a firebomb into his ex-girlfriend’s parents’ house.

“I didn’t do it,” he said Saturday.

FOX40 attempted to contact him again Tuesday at his home in Vacaville about trips to West Sac, but no one came to the door.

The Vacaville Police Department told FOX40 that even if they are working with Maes, they currently have no way to confirm his story.