Catholic Monsignor Kevin Wallin Arrested For Being Involved In Crystal Meth Trafficking

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2263972/Priest-arrested-helping-run-cross-country-crystal-meth-distribution-ring.html

Priest arrested for ‘helping run cross-country crystal meth distribution ring’

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 11:01 EST, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:16 EST, 17 January 2013

Msgr. Kevin Wallin has been charged with distributing crystal meth in a cross-country ring.Msgr. Kevin Wallin has been charged with distributing crystal meth in a cross-country ring.

A Connecticut priest has been indicted on charges of helping run a cross-country methamphetamine distribution ring, officials said.

Msgr. Kevin Wallin allegedly received the drug  shipments from suppliers in California and then sold them to undercover officers at least six different times between last September and the beginning of this month.

Msgr. Wallin, 61, had resigned from his role as pastor of St. Augustine’s in Bridgeport in June 2011, citing health concerns and personal problems.

Msgr. Wallin, who previously served as secretary to bishops Walter Curtis and Edward Egan in Bridgeport, was arrested on January 3 and charged with six counts of possession with intent to distribute crystal meth, NBC Connecticutreported.

His indictment was revealed Wednesday.

Msgr. Wallin left his post as head of St. Augustine’s after nine years and was granted a ‘sabbatical’ by church authorities.

‘During his sabbatical, the Diocese became concerned about Msgr. Wallin’s well-being and have continued to reach out to him,’ the Diocese wrote in a statement.

‘To date, he has not spoken directly with diocesan officials.

‘News of [his] arrest comes with a sense of shock and concern on the part of the Diocese and the many people of Fairfield County who have known him as a gifted, accomplished and compassionate priest.’

Wallin served as the pastor at St. Augustine's in Bridgeport for nine years before taking a sabbatical in 2011 for health and personal reasons.Wallin served as the pastor at St. Augustine’s in Bridgeport for nine years before taking a sabbatical in 2011 for health and personal reasons.

Four others were also charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine  along with Msgr. Wallin in the joint investigation by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Connecticut State Police’s Statewide Narcotics Task Force.

They were identified as Kenneth Devries, 52,; Michael Neslon, 40,; Chad McCluskey, 43,; and Kristen Laschober, 47.

Wallin and four others were arrested for allegedly conspiring to distribute crystal meth, much like this.Wallin and four others were arrested for allegedly conspiring to distribute crystal meth, much like this.

‘The hard work of the DEA and the Connecticut State Police in this case resulted in the dismantling of what we allege was a significant methamphetamine distribution organization that spanned from California to Connecticut,’ said U.S. Attorney David Fein, according to the Connecticut Post.

Msgr. Wallin faces up to 20 years behind bars and a $2 million fine if convicted.

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Posted on January 17, 2013, in Politics, Religion / Faith, US Politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Curious minds would like to know why the article omits the facts that he was reported to his superiors by his cohorts in collars for having sex in the rectory while cross-dressing; had a biblical batch of “bizarre” sex toys which were found by his collared cohorts in the church; owns an adult porn book store that sells sex toys <—-helpful to launder the $9000.00 weekly take he is reported to have made selling meth.

    Once again, the world who is watching, is dosed with another charming example of "moral superiority and values" of religious indoctrination & teachings.

    "There never would have been an infidel if there had not been a priest." – Thomas Jefferson

  2. I don’t doubt that there are more nefarious things going within the Catholic Church in which the public does not know. This scandal and also the child abuse scandals that have come to light in the past decade are only the tip of the iceberg.

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