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Methodist church pastor accused of dealing crystal meth out of rectory

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Methodist church pastor accused of dealing crystal meth out of rectory
Woodbury United Methodist Church
A Methodist pastor has been accused of selling meth from the rectory across the street from his Connecticut church. Google Maps

A Methodist Connecticut pastor has been accused of dealing crystal meth out of his church’s rectory, police said.

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

The Walter White-lookalike pastor was busted at the site of a purported drug deal set up by a cooperating witness who had alerted the police, the local news outlet Republican-American of Waterbury reported.

Miller was pulled over by state troopers in Woodbury and found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine in both rock form and in liquid form in a hypodermic needle, ready for injection, according to a press release from the Connecticut State Police.

Miller was allegedly slinging meth in exchange for watching gay couples engage in sexual activity, reported the local news outlet, citing police.

The Post could not independently confirm that allegation and reached out to the state troopers seeking further comment.

Rev. Herbert Miller

Herbert Miller, 63, the reverend of a Methodist church in Connecticut, has been accused of dealing meth out of his rectory. Connecticut State Police

Woodbury United Methodist Church in Woodbury

Miller was hired at Woodbury United Methodist Church in Woodbury, Connecticut, in July. Google Maps

There was no word on how long the 63-year-old cleric has been allegedly moonlighting as a meth dealer.

The pastor was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, use of drug paraphernalia, among other charges.

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

Herbert Miller

Miller was busted during a staged drug deal after cops were tipped off by an informant. Woodbury United Methodist Church

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

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

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