Priest sentenced to 5 years for meth distribution
HARTFORD, CT - A suspended Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for running a meth distribution ring.
Monsignor Kevin Wallin said at the hearing Thursday in Hartford federal court that, when he was arrested, it was the best day of his life because it saved him from his drug dealing.
The 63-year-old priest in Bridgeport received methamphetamine in the mail from California suppliers and supplied a New York distributor. Prosecutors say he also bought a sex shop, apparently to launder profits from the drug ring.
Wallin has been in jail since he pleaded guilty to drug charges in 2013.
He was sentenced to five years and five months in prison. He could have been sentenced to 10 years.
Image: Connecticut Post
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU begins digitizing century-old editions of longtime campus newspaper
Hundreds of volunteers pick up litter around the capital city
New entertainment venue set to open at Mall of Louisiana in 2019
Cheeky Capitol parking lot security system strikes again
Denham Springs adds second resource officer to watch its schools