|In this May 4, 2006 photo, Monsignor Kevin Wallin speaks at the Catholic Center, headquarters of the Diocese of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport, Conn. Wallin, of Waterbury, Conn., awaits a March 2013 trial on federal charges of shipping methamphetamine from California to his apartment and making more than $300,000 in drug sales in the second half of 2012. He was one of five people arrested and indicted by a grand jury in January 2013. (AP Photo/Connecticut Post) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT|
Feds: 'Monsignor Meth' dealt drug, bought sex shop
Federal agents also say they learned through wiretaps and informants about other sales Wallin was making.
Connecticut U.S. Attorney David Fein said federal and state authorities worked together in ‘‘the dismantling of what we allege was a significant methamphetamine distribution organization that spanned from California to Connecticut.’’
Also charged in the case were Kenneth Devries, 52, of Waterbury; Michael Nelson, 40, of Manchester; Chad McCluskey, 43, of San Clemente, Calif.; and Kristen Laschober, 47, of Laguna Niguel, Calif. Authorities say McCluskey and Laschober were involved in the shipping of methamphetamine to Wallin.
Messages by the AP were left lawyers for Wallin, McCluskey and Laschober. Wallin is being detained without bail at the Bridgeport Correctional Center, state records show.