WOODBURY, Conn. — A Connecticut pastor has been arrested on allegations that he sold crystal meth in his church’s rectory, police said.
The reverend of a Woodbury United Methodist church was arrested Friday after police received a drug tip, authorities said.
The pastor was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia, among other charges.
The reverend was released on $10,000 bail and ordered to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on February 23.
Telephone and email messages were left Monday for the pastor and the church.
State police said in a news release that the pastor was found in possession of crystal methamphetamine in rock form that had been liquefied in a hypodermic needle.
Police said they arrested the pastor at the scene of an alleged drug deal organized by a cooperating witness who tipped them off, the Waterbury American Republican reported.