[UPDATED with Cross Dressing, Sex Shop:] Chad McCluskey and Kristen Laschober, Typical OC Couple, Tied with Priest to Meth Ring: Feds
The good news here is we finally have a story here involving a priest and a refreshingly different kind of pipe smoking. The bad news for Father Kevin Wallin, who formerly served at St. Augustine's Cathedral parish in Bridgeport, Conn., as well as McCluskey, his girlfriend Kristen Laschober, 47, of Laguna Niguel, and two other Connecticut men is they are all charged under a federal indictment with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
|Kristen Laschober and Chad McCluskey on vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.|
Wallin, once a close aide of former Bishop Edward Egan, faces the possibility of an additional 20 years in prison and millions more in fines because authorities claim they found 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and 50 grams of actual methamphetamine when police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided the 61-year-old's apartment on Jan. 3.
The federal indictment states court-authorized wire taps, controlled drug buys, physical surveillance and undercover officers were used to unraveled the conspiracy.
Besides methamphetamine, the raid of the priest's apartment uncovered drug paraphernalia and drug packaging materials, according to the indictment.
Wallin allegedly received drug shipments from California six times between September 2012 and January 2013. Perhaps it is telling that the flurry of activity commons for years and years on McCluskey's social media pages seems to end just a couple months before the first shipment.
Speaking of shipping,
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