The best cover story since that whole immaculate conception thing: a priest as a drug dealer!
A Connecticut priest was just exposed as part of a cross-country drug ring that transported crystal meth from California to Fairfield County. Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 61, formerly a pastor at St. Augustine Parish in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was caught selling meth to undercover narcs six times since September 2012, the Daily News reports.
The former church leader was indicted along with four other members of his alleged drug ring on conspiracy to distribute and six counts of possession with intent to distribute. They were arrested on January 3.
If found guilty, he could face 10 years to life in prison and a fine up to $10 million. Too bad about that vow of poverty thing.
The Diocese of Bridgeport expressed surprise at the news, calling him “a gifted, accomplished and compassionate priest,” the Connecticut Post quotes.
Wallin had resigned from his position as pastor in June 2011 and quickly fell out of touch with the church. Then, this past May, he was stripped of his preaching faculties.
He should probably start praying again.
And on the 8th day, God made crystal meth…