Bridgeport, CT — A Catholic priest has been charged with dealing crystal meth and could face 20 years in prison if convicted.
Monsignor Kevin Wallin was arrested earlier this month following an investigation by undercover officers after a tip from an informant. The meth was apparently shipped to him by accomplices in California. He reportedly sold meth to undercover narcs six times.
The Connecticut Post reports that the monsignor was suspended from his religious duties in May “after church officials discovered he was a cross-dresser who was having sex in the rectory at Bridgeport’s St. Augustine Cathedral.”
The ConnecticutPost claims that he had been nicknamed by some as “Msgr. Meth” and is charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine.
According to the New York Post, “Wallin was likely slinging meth to help fund his purchase of a shop selling drug paraphernalia, adult movies and toys, authorities said.”
Church officials began concerned about erratic behavior from Monsignor Wallin according to the Connecticut Post:
‘While pastor of St. Augustine’s, sources said he often disappeared for days at a time; and rectory personnel became concerned and notified diocese officials when Wallin, sometimes dressed as a woman, would entertain odd-looking men, some who were also dressed in women’s clothing and engaging in sex acts.”
According to the New York Daily News, “Wallin stepped down from his post as pastor in June 2011, citing health and personal issues, church officials said. A month later, he was granted a sabbatical from the church and soon fell out of touch.”
Does this situation sound like it could be an episode of Breaking Bad?