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Methodist pastor charged with dealing meth in parsonage

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A Connecticut Methodist pastor has been accused of selling crystal meth from his church rectory, police said.

Herbert Miller, 63, a reverend at Woodbury United Methodist Church, was arrested Friday after police were tipped off about the pastor’s alleged side gig reminiscent of the plot of “Breaking Bad.”

The Walter White lookalike pastor was arrested at the scene of an alleged drug deal set up by a cooperating witness who alerted police, local media outlet Republican-American of Waterbury reported.

Miller was arrested by state troopers in Woodbury and found in possession of crystal methamphetamine in rock form and liquid form in a hypodermic needle, ready to be injected, according to a state police news release of Connecticut.

Miller allegedly injected methamphetamine in exchange for watching gay couples engage in sexual activity, the local newspaper reported, citing police.

The Post could not independently confirm this allegation and has reached out to state officials for further comment.

Herbert Miller, 63, a reverend at a Methodist church in Connecticut, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine from his rectory. Connecticut State Police
Miller was hired at Woodbury United Methodist Church in Woodbury, Conn., in July. Google Maps

It is unclear how long the 63-year-old cleric may have been moonlighting as a methamphetamine trafficker.

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.

Miller was released on $10,000 bail and ordered to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on February 23.

Miller was arrested in an organized drug bust after cops were tipped off by an informant. Woodbury United Methodist Church

He was hired by Woodbury United Methodist Church in July. As of Monday, his name had been removed from the church’s website.

Miller previously served as pastor of Shelton’s First United Methodist Church.

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