Connecticut pastor charged with selling crystal meth out of church rectory

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A Connecticut pastor has been arrested connected allegations that he sold crystal meth retired of his church's rectory, constabulary said.

The reverend of a United Methodist Church successful Woodbury was taken into custody Friday aft constabulary received a extremity astir nan drugs, authorities said.

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The pastor was charged pinch possession of narcotics pinch intent to sell, possession of a controlled constituent and usage of supplier paraphernalia, among other charges.

The reverend was released connected $10,000 bail and was ordered to look successful Waterbury Superior Court connected Feb. 23.

Phone and email messages were near Monday for nan pastor and nan church.

State police said successful a news merchandise that nan pastor was recovered successful possession of crystal methamphetamine successful some stone shape and that had been liquefied into a hypodermic needle.

Police said they arrested nan pastor astatine nan tract of a purported supplier woody group up by a cooperating witnesser who had tipped them off, nan Republican-American of Waterbury reported.