Connecticut — A shepherd of Connecticut has been arrested on accusations that he sold methamphetamine crystallized from the rectory of his church, the police reported.
The reverend of the United Methodist Church in Woodbury was arrested Friday after police received a tip about drugs, authorities reported.
The priest was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia, among other accusations.
He was released on $10,000 bail and ordered to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on February 23.
Messages were left by phone and email with the pastor and the church.
State police said in a news release that the pastor had both solid and liquefied crystal methamphetamine inserted into a hypodermic syringe.
He added that the pastor was arrested at the place where a drug transaction was going to take place, orchestrated by a cooperating witness who had informed the force, the Republican-American of Waterbury newspaper reported.