Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Msgr. Kevin Wallin: Arrested for Selling Meth !

BRIDGEPORT -- The former pastor of St. Augustine's Cathedral parish was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury charging him with conspiring to sell methamphetamine -- and he now faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Msgr. Kevin Wallin, 61, of Golden Hill Street, Waterbury, was arrested on a criminal complaint Jan. 3 after a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force.

Federal officials said Wallin allegedly received shipments of methamphetamine from California on six occasions between September 2012 and January 2013. An undercover officer then purchased the drugs from Wallin, officials said.

Wallin, who was ordained to the priesthood in 1984, previously served as pastor of St. Peter Parish in Danbury from 1996 to 2002. He also worked as secretary to Bishops Walter Curtis and Edward Egan in Bridgeport and Diocesan Director of the Ministry for Liturgy. He was a trustee at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield and served on the board of directors for the Bridgeport Catholic Elementary School system.

CT Post

Tom Cleary