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Judge gives ‘Monsignor Meth’ more prison time for failed drug test

September 5, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Judge gives ‘Monsignor Meth’ more prison time for failed drug test

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A Connecticut Roman Catholic priest, known as ‘Monsignor Meth’ who operated a meth ring has been placed behind bars once again for another nine months after he failed another drug test while on out on supervised release.

On Thursday, Kevin Wallin asked a federal judge in Hartford to proceed with his supervised release so he could enroll in long-term substance abuse treatment.

Instead, Judge Alfred Covello sent Wallin back to prison. Covello advised Wallin earlier this year that he would be subjected to additional prison time if he flunked another drug test, according to the New York Post.

‘Monsignor Meth’ left his position as a pastor in the Bridgeport diocese in 2011, and proceedings have been initiated to remove him from the priesthood permanently. He was called “Monsignor Meth” in some press reports.

He was sentenced to over five years in prison in 2015 for distributing meth and was granted a supervised release in November 2016.

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