A Catholic priest indicted for dealing crystal methamphetamine was a cross-dresser who enjoyed having sex in the rectory at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport, Conn.
Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 61, was indicted for selling ultra-pure crystal meth shipped to him by California co-conspirators, law-enforcement officials said yesterday, Jan. 17.
The Connecticut priest was arrested Jan. 3, after law enforcement discovered evidence of meth, drug paraphernalia and drug packaging materials at Wallin’s home.
Wallin, who was relieved of his church duties in May, faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted of the drug conspiracy. The U.S. Attorney's office claims that Wallin sold shipments of methamphetamine to an undercover cop six times between September 2012 and January 2013. Wallin is believed to have received the meth from California.
Now dubbed "Msgr. Meth" by some, Wallin’s life shares similarities with the plotline of "Breaking Bad," the popular AMC television series about a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal methamphetamine producer.
Reports indicate at one point Wallin was selling upwards of $9,000 of meth a week, and that in his post-priesthood, Wallin, 61, bought an adult specialty and video store in North Haven called Land of Oz that sells sex toys and X-rated DVDs. Investigators believe the shop helped him launder thousands of dollars in weekly profits.