Caught dealing painkillers at Seattle Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Vietnam vet looks for mercy
Seriously ill man unlikely to see prison for drug sales to addicts at his Hillman City non-profit
BY LEVI PULKKINEN, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
Published 9:41 pm, Thursday, April 3, 2014
Michael Shepard started his adult life in uniform in Vietnam, then spent much it destitute, drug-addicted and mentally ill.
Thanks only to a deal with federal prosecutors, the 65-year-old probably won’t finish it in a prison cell.