A 1973 graduate of SUNY Potsdam and a formerly active Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut is accused of selling methamphetamine and trying to open a sex toy shop to launder his profits.
The New York Times is reporting that former Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 61, who graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a history degree before turning to the priesthood, pleaded not guilty last month to federal charges of distributing crystal meth and selling some of it six times to undercover officers.
Prosecutors allege he had sold more than $300,000 worth of the drug, according to the New York Times report published Tuesday.
As the investigation continues, it has been alleged that Wallin had sex in the rectory while an active priest.
He has become known in southwest Connecticut as "Msgr. Meth."
He has been stripped by the church of his duties and is awaiting further court action.
The New York Times story, “A Dazzling Priest’s Lurid Fall, to Drug Case Suspect,” can be seen at this link, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/nyregion/msgr-kevin-wallins-swift-fall-to-drug-suspect.html