NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An ex-priest in Connecticut is expected to plead guilty in a crystal meth case.
While serving in the Bridgeport Diocese, Msgr. Kevin Wallin proved to be popular, among congregants and bishops alike. Those who knew him said he had a knack for communicating with everyone in the diverse congregation.
Wallin was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Hartford next week for a hearing in which he would plead guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The filing Tuesday was obtained by The Associated Press.
Authorities say Wallin, 61, had methamphetamine mailed to him from co-conspirators in California. He allegedly made more than $300,000 in drugs sales out of his apartment in Waterbury last year.
“I think we hope that it begins some closure, that it’s an opportunity for him to come to terms with his actions,” Diocese spokesman Bryan Wallace told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.