Feds: 'Monsignor Meth' dealt drug, bought sex shop

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Associated Press

Posted on January 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jury selection has been scheduled for March for a suspended Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut charged in an alleged methamphetamine drug-selling operation.

Sixty-one-year-old Monsignor Kevin Wallin of Waterbury remains detained without bail on federal charges accusing him of shipping methamphetamine from California to his apartment and making more than $300,000 in drug sales in the second half of last year. He was one of five people arrested and indicted by a grand jury this month.

Wallin resigned as pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Bridgeport in June 2011, citing health and personal problems. Diocese of Bridgeport officials suspended him last May.

A diocese spokesman told the Connecticut Post that there were complaints about Wallin's appearance, erratic behavior and sexual encounters with men in the St. Augustine rectory.

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