Connecticut's "Monsignor Meth" pleads guilty

HARTFORD, Conn. A suspended Roman Catholic priest accused of making more than $300,000 in methamphetamine sales out of his Connecticut apartment and running an adult video and sex toy shop has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge.

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Kevin Wallin of Waterbury, dubbed "Monsignor Meth" in the local press, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hartford to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Wallin is scheduled to be sentenced June 25. The agreed-upon sentence is 11 to 14 years.

Prosecutors say the 61-year-old Wallin had meth mailed to him from California and sold the drugs out of his apartment last year. Authorities say he also owned an adult video and sex toy shop in North Haven.

Wallin resigned as pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Bridgeport in 2011, citing health and personal problems.

The Connecticut Post reports: "Wallin previously served as the secretary to two Bridgeport bishops -- Walter W. Curtis and Edward Egan, now a Cardinal. He was ordained in 1984 and became a priest after spending eight years as a college administrator and a teacher at Greenwich Catholic Middle School."