A suspended Connecticut Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop intending to launder his drug money will spend another three years in prison after being sentenced on Thursday.
Around 75 people were in court on Thursday to support Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 63, dubbed “Monsignor Meth” in some media reports, and the judge called it an “unprecedented” turnout for a drug trafficking sentencing.
Wallin, who has already served 28 months in jail, was sentenced to five years and five months in prison. With time served, Wallin will be in prison for three more years, followed by five years of supervised release.
“My shame remains intense. … ‘I’m sorry’ does not convey the remorse I feel,” Wallin said on Thursday. “The day I was arrested was a very good day.”