|Written by APB Staff|
“Forgive me Father for I have sinned.” “Hey buddy, I feel your pain but I’m looking at some serious hard time here. Try the next confessional.” According to the Associated Press, a federal grand jury in Connecticut has indicted a former Roman Catholic priest and four other people in an alleged drug operation involving shipments of methamphetamine from California.
According to prosecutors, 61-year-old Kevin Wallin of Waterbury, former pastor at St. Augustine's parish in Bridgeport, received shipments of methamphetamine from California and sold drugs to an undercover officer.
Also charged are Kenneth Devries of Waterbury, Michael Nelson of Manchester, Chad McCluskey of San Clemente, Calif., and Kristen Laschober of Laguna Niguel, Calif.
The Diocese of Bridgeport says Wallin resigned as pastor of St. Augustine's in June 2011, citing health and personal issues.
It can’t be easy to perform one’s priestly duties and run a multi-state meth ring simultaneously.