It reads like Breaking Bad meets The Bells of St. Mary’s meets La Cage aux Folles. Monsignor Kevin Wallin was arrested for allegedly dealing crystal meth at Bridgeport’s St. Augustine Cathedral. Also coming out were allegations that Wallin was was a cross-dresser who was having sex in the rectory at Bridgeport’s St. Augustine Cathedral.
Wallin, 61, was arrested just before he was about to take a flight to London for vacation. He is being labelled “Msgr. Meth” due to accounts that he was selling upwards of $9,000 of meth a week. That is just short of half a million dollars a year. Not bad for someone who took a vow of poverty.
He was ordained in 1984 and resigned in 2011. Wallin later bought an adult specialty and video store in North Haven called Land of Oz that sells sex toys and X-rated DVDs. Investigators are suggesting that the store was actually a means to launder thousands of dollars in weekly profits. He also rented two apartments — one for himself and the other for his alleged drug partner, Kenneth “Lyme” Devries.
He is being represented by a federal public defender.