Recently, Fox News 17, Nashville reported that a Scientologist who opened his own 'treatment facility' not affiliated with the church has been indicted for facilitation to kidnapping after two people were allegedly held against their will at the Woodbury facility.

The report explained that deputies with the Cannon County Sheriff's Office say on February 7th, they responded to a 911 call at the Sunshine Lane facility, primarily made up of cabins and a double-wide trailer. Deputies say a male victim was found locked in a cabin, with no sufficient food or water. The man told deputies he requested to leave the cabin, but was kept from doing so by his caretaker. He also made claims he was subjected to assault.

However a Scientology Press Releases noted from Woodbury, TN (PRWEB) on January 13, 2013 carried the above photo with the caption that Anne Vallieres conducts a drug education lecture at a Tennessee elementary school. The press release contradicts the Fox News report that the Vallieres ran a rogue operation not affiliated with the Church of Scientology.

The story reported that Marc and Anne Vallieres conducts a drug education lecture at a Tennessee middle schools. In some of the schools we visit, students are frequently offered drugs. They often have to deal with drugs at home,” says Anne Vallieres. “Tennessee is number one right now in crystal meth production.

Anne and Marc Vallieres set out to create a drug-free Tennessee after they began to notice heavy drug abuse in their own small town of Woodbury. The contact person for the story was:  Press Contact was :Karin Pouw, Public Affairs, email:, Tel: (323) 960-3500 phone.

“It was awful to see so many young people using meth and cocaine in our town—and we have a very small community. So we knew it must be like this all over the state and we had to do something about it,” says Anne Vallieres.

They began the campaign in 2009 and since then have conducted drug education seminars in schools, reaching thousands of children in 30 counties around the state. They intend to bring the program to all remaining counties and make drug prevention part of every child’s education in Tennessee.

Anne’s reason for concentrating on schoolchildren is obvious—as she puts it: “They are most susceptible to targeting by dealers.”

May 9, 2017 Woodbury, TN

The Vallieres’ dedication is illustrated by the work they accomplished in the course of a single week last month.

They traveled five hours through mountains in the snow to Johnson County to conduct seven seminars for 267 middle school students and three seminars for 112 high school students the following day. Two days later, it was off to Bledsoe County where they provided seminars to 520 students in the high school auditorium. The following day in Putnam County they briefed 30 school counselors on the Truth About Drugs curriculum. Two days after that, they set up a booth in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at a continuing education convention for emergency personnel where they introduced those attending to the Truth About Drugs resources and curriculum.

After one of the school seminars, a young man shared his own story. The boy’s grandmother and mother are both addicted to methamphetamine. His mother, now in jail, was on meth when she was 13. That’s when she gave birth to his older brother. She was still on meth a year later when this young man was born. His brother still suffers from serious physical problems caused by prenatal meth exposure.

“In some of the schools we visit, students are frequently offered drugs. They often have to deal with drugs at home,” says Anne Vallieres. “Tennessee is number one right now in crystal meth production. The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and we can’t forget that. We will go anywhere and everywhere because we are dedicated to freeing Tennessee of drugs.”

The Church of Scientology has published a new brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, to meet requests for more information about the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. To learn more or to read a copy of the brochure, visit.

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The planet has hit a barrier which prevents any widespread social progress—drugs and other biochemical substances. These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.”

The Church of Scientology supports the Truth About Drugs, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention campaigns. It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates drop commensurately. ---  That was the end of the 2013 Scientology Press Releases.

Long Overdue – Local Life Center Raided

Woodbury Scientologist Charged in Kidnapping Case

Scientologist Anne Vallieres, Woodbury TN conducts a drug education lecture at a Tennessee elementary school.

In 2014 several Cannon County citizens complained that clients of the Vallieres were wondering around in the Pleasant ridge area unsupervised and some complained that they were hungry and in search of food and even burglarizing homes.  In May 2014 Representative Mark Pody brought together the complaining citizens and the executive director of the Mental Health Division to discuss the proplem. At that time citizens including the editor of Cannon County Magazine who at the time was campaigning for a county commissioner seat. The group met twice with the executive and one of her investigators. The executive defended the program which literally allowed almost anybody to place a mental health treatment facility in the middle of any residential neighbor hood in Tennessee.  The investigator stated at the time that they had inspected Vallieres facility in Cannon County and that everything was in order and thee no action would be taken.

Cannon County Sheriff Darrell Young claimed at that time that he had no evidence of criminal activity to take action and refused to intervene.

Six months later on October 12, 2014, the Tennessean reported that Vallieres facilities in Woodbury had been cited for multiple violations.

The article stated, “Marc Vallieres, the Scientologist who speaks at Tennessee schools about the dangers of drug abuse, is also the owner of a supportive living center that has been cited for multiple license violations.

An inspection by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse this year found the center violated rules that ranged from failing to do criminal background checks on employees to housing someone who needed a higher level of care. The state agency on Tuesday accepted a correction plan from the center.

Life Center for a New Tomorrow LLC in Woodbury, Tenn., is "the only licensed facility of its kind in the U.S.A. that does not use psych drugs to help people," according to the LinkedIn profile of Vallieres, who identifies himself as the center's owner. That practice is in line with the Church of Scientology's stand against psychiatrists prescribing drugs for mental illnesses.

Records show the center, which was originally licensed by the state agency in 2010, was flagged for 21 deficiencies.

The center had a resident identified as "CV" who was living there in violation of its supportive living category. This resident did not meet state requirements for self care. Those requirements include the ability to bathe, eat, take care of their possessions, recognize danger and maintain appropriate and tolerable behaviors.

"Resident is unable to meet all these requirements," the inspection report said.

Vallieres responded by email to requests for comment from The Tennessean.

"The person who needs a higher level of care is being moved," he said.

The inspection report also flagged the center for having no couches, chairs, television, radio, tables, lamps, etc. in a cabin. The center's plan of compliance filed with the state said a chair and table had been installed, and that a waiver had been prepared for this special case.

"The person was not denied radio and TV," Vallieres wrote. "She would spend most of the day in the main house listening to radio and watching TV."

The state also flagged the center for not having evidence of background checks on two employees, lacking evidence of abuse registry checks on any employees and not having a dresser or clothing in one cabin, among other violations.

"A waiver has been prepared for this special case" in regard to the cabin without a dresser or clothing, the center said.

Beth Pinkerton, the state inspector who reviewed the correction plan, put the center on notice that it may be reinspected to verify compliance.

2014 - First he Center is in compliance - and then they are not

Still Nothing is Done to Protect the Clients or the Citizens of Cannon County

2017 --- Notorious Tennessee Scientology Facility Shut Down When Patients Found Held Against Their Will

Now after all these years a highly questionable mental-health facility that was run by Scientologists in rural Cannon County and now, the Cannon Courier finally reports that operator Marc Vallieres was charged with two felony counts of facilitation of kidnapping after patients were found being held there against their will. The Cannon Courier also reports that the sheriff has announced that the facilities have been shut down.

We just confirmed with the Cannon County Circuit Court clerk that the Courier story is correct. The clerk told us Vallieres entered a diversion program and was sentenced to state probation for two years. Two other employees, initially charged with false imprisonment, pled to misdemeanors.

“The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department would like to make the general public of this county aware that the Scientology facilities are closed and not operating in Cannon County,” the sheriff stated.

In 2015, there was the shocking story of a woman with severe mental health issues who was “treated” with Scientology’s pseudoscientific techniques at the Woodbury, Tennessee facility that Vallieres called Life Center for a New Tomorrow. The woman was later moved to the basement of a house in Arkansas,

At that time a Scientologist named Barbara Cordova Oliver, whose mother, Arlene, claimed that after Barbara suffered a mental breakdown, she was taken to Life Center, and Arlene was convinced that her daughter was a prisoner there.

Here’s how the Courier describes what happened when the Cannon County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at the facility.

    A 911 emergency phone call provided the Sheriff’s Office with the opportunity to go inside the facility which they described as a double-wide trailer with several tiny cabins located behind it.

    “We proceeded up the hill through a gated, makeshift paddock that is secured externally with a steel latch.” The officers reported the individual who called them was looking out through a Plexiglas window.

    “He is locked inside the cabin with no way to remove himself from the building. The caretaker unlocks the door and lets us enter the cabin.

    “The cabin is bare there is a small pile of sheets in the corner, there are no obvious amenity for life, ” the officers reported.

    The man being held there tells the officers he is being held against his will and is given unknown medications. He explains that he is there to have rehab and get cleansed though Scientology.

    “He states that he has been there for nine months and is being mistreated and falsely imprisoned and all he wants is to go home.” the officers said.

The man and another patient, a woman, were rescued, and the Courier reports that three people at the facility are facing criminal charges: “Dennis Flamand and Hans Snyder Lytle entered guilty pleas in General Sessions Court on two counts of false imprisonment,” and Vallieres was facing two felony counts, the paper says.

After the charges were filed, Circuit Judge David Bragg ruled that the facility should be closed.

Um, wow. A notorious house of horrors being run by Scientologists gets shut down when the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department finally take the time to find out what’s going on there. It’s amazing, isn’t it?

Hans Lytle and Dennis Flamond, charged with false imprisonment while acting as "caretakers" at a facility run by a man using Scientology techniques. PHOTO: Cannon County Sheriff's Office

by Adrian Mojica

Friday, May 5th 2017

Hans Lytle and Dennis Flamond, charged with false imprisonment while acting as "caretakers" at a facility run by a man using Scientology techniques. PHOTO: Cannon County Sheriff's Office

by Adrian Mojica

Friday, May 5th 2017

Hans Lytle and Dennis Flamond, charged with false imprisonment while acting as "caretakers" at a facility run by a man using Scientology techniques. PHOTO: Cannon County Sheriff's Office

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