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Friday, August 22, 2014

TRANQUILITY DETOX: An Organization Exempt From Income Tax...But Not Income!

163 North Avenue
PER WICKSTROM'S TAX-EXEMPT TRANQUILITY DETOX MAKES MILLIONS!
More than $2.8 million shoveled into Wickstrom-controlled businesses in 2012; whopping $2,432,328 expense classified as 'Advertising and Promotion'

Housed in a rundown, 7,500 square foot building located at 163 North Avenue in Battle Creek, Michigan, Per Wickstrom's Tranquility Detox managed to generate over $5,000,000 in revenue during 2012. (Due to IRS filing deadlines, the 2012 Form 990 is the most recently available report, filed on March 3, 2014.)

Tranquility Detox, formed on May 9, 2011 by Wickstrom's nephew, Stephen Anderson, was ruled "tax exempt" by the IRS in May 2012. Tranquility Detox was granted its unconditional 501(c)(3) status, and classified as an "educational organization".

The snapshots shown below, comparing 2012 revenue with 2011, show a significant leap.


In addition, the 2012 990 report reveals nearly 55 percent of total revenue ($2,835,600) was funneled through the nonprofit and paid out to two Wickstrom-controlled businesses: Life Solutions Incorporated and Jade Transportation.

Life Solutions received $2,521,700 for "sales & management" services and Jade Transportation received $313,900 for "client transportation". 

Historic Family Physicians (Dr. Stephen A. Robinson) received $673,970.

And the largest line item expense? It's 'Advertising & Promotion', coming in at $2,432,328.


According to the State of Michigan's corporation database, Life Solutions Incorporated was formed in Michigan on January 17, 2012 by Michael Toth, an attorney with Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, P. C., of Battle Creek.

That's the same firm that represented former Narconon Stone Hawk owner Per Wickstrom and TIA Corporation, Inc. during its efforts to obtain a six month extension for the Special Use Permit (SUP) at 300 Care Center Drive in Manistee, home of Best Drug Rehabilitation.

The Nevada records show that Wickstom's sister, Pamela Anderson, was formerly Life Solutions' Secretary and her son, Stephen, was formerly Director, President, and Treasurer. 


They've been replaced by Richie Almstead, Tranquility Detox's Deputy Executive Director, and Heather Harrington. Harrington is the Cheraw, South Carolina-based web developer who's registered hundreds of referral sites for Wickstrom and other Narconon-related drug facilities.


 Officers  
 President - RICHIE ALMSTEAD
Address 1:  121 CAPITAL AVE NEAddress 2: 
City:  BATTLE CREEKState:  MI
Zip Code:  49017Country:  USA
Status:  ActiveEmail: 

 Treasurer - RICHIE ALMSTEAD
Address 1:  121 CAPITAL AVE NEAddress 2: 
City:  BATTLE CREEKState:  MI
Zip Code:  49017Country:  USA
Status:  ActiveEmail: 

 Director - RICHIE ALMSTEAD
Address 1:  121 CAPITAL AVE NEAddress 2: 
City:  BATTLE CREEKState:  MI
Zip Code:  49017Country:  USA
Status:  ActiveEmail: 

 Secretary - PAMELA L ANDERSON
Address 1:  8255 BASELINE ROADAddress 2: 
City:  BATTLE CREEKState:  MI
Zip Code:  49017Country:  USA
Status:  HistoricalEmail: 

 President - STEPHEN P ANDERSON
Address 1:  10486 WILDWOOD DRIVEAddress 2: 
City:  RICHLANDState:  MI
Zip Code:  49083Country:  USA
Status:  HistoricalEmail: 

 Treasurer - STEPHEN P ANDERSON
Address 1:  10486 WILDWOOD DRIVEAddress 2: 
City:  RICHLANDState:  MI
Zip Code:  49083Country:  USA
Status:  HistoricalEmail: 

 Director - STEPHEN P ANDERSON
Address 1:  10486 WILDWOOD DRIVEAddress 2: 
City:  RICHLANDState:  MI
Zip Code:  49083Country:  USA
Status:  HistoricalEmail: 

 Secretary - HEATHER HARRINGTON
Address 1:  121 CAPITAL AVE NEAddress 2: 
City:  BATTLE CREEKState:  MI
Zip Code:  49017Country:  USA
Status:  ActiveEmail: 


"Tranquility Detox" is the fictitious name used for corporate and sales purposes for the withdrawal detox services formerly used and licensed to both A Forever Recovery and Best Drug Rehabilitation.

A Forever Recovery received its own residential detox license from the State of Michigan on March 27, 2014 after closing its previous Tranquility Detox-related license. It appears that only Best Drug Rehabilitation now uses the 163 North Avenue facility for detox, prior to sending patients to the Manistee facility.

So now you know where all that "feel-good" community donation money comes from!

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