Gary Morehead was born into Scientology, his mother joined the Sea Org when he was only 12. He left in 1997, fully disgusted with Scientology and everything in it. As the head of security at one of the top Scientology bases he saw a lot.
The following is from an article, mainly written about Paul Haggis, “What happens when you try to leave the Church of Scientology,” that appeared in the April 23, 2011 edition of The Guardian.
“At the time Haggis was doing his research, the FBI was conducting its own investigation. Agents Tricia Whitehill and Valerie Venegas interviewed former church and Sea Org members. One was Gary Morehead, who had been the head of security at the Gold Base; he left the church in 1996. In February 2010, he told Whitehill he had developed a “blow drill” to track down Sea Org members who left Gold Base. In 13 years, he estimates, he and his security team brought more than 100 Sea Org members back to the base. When emotional, spiritual or psychological pressure failed to work, Morehead says, physical force was sometimes used. (The church says that blow drills do not exist.)”
To read the complete story go here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/23/try-to-leave-church-scientology-lawrence-wright
An even more telling version of his life in Scientology was written in the shocking story, now famous, “The Truth Rundown,” that appeared in the “The St. Petersburg Times,” on June 21, 2009. He lends support to the stories that now abound concerning the beatings of staff members by David Miscavige, the dictator of Scientology.
To read the article go here: http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2009/reports/project/morehead.shtml