Rev. Herbert Miller, 63, serving at Woodbury United Methodist Church in Connecticut, faces allegations of distributing crystal methamphetamine from the church’s rectory.
As detailed in a press release by the Connecticut State Police, Police arrested Miller last Friday is charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, and the use of drug paraphernalia.
The arrest ensued from an inquiry sparked by a tip-off alleging Miller’s involvement in drug sales from the rectory, located at 6 Church Street, next to the church, as reported by the Republican-American.
As per police reports, Miller was apprehended at a Waterbury location where he was supposed to conduct a drug transaction arranged through a third-party cooperating witness. Contrary to his expectations, Miller was greeted by law enforcement officers.
At the time of his arrest, Miller was found with crystal methamphetamine, available in both rock and liquid forms, the latter prepared for injection in a hypodermic needle, stated the police.
Further investigations led to the discovery of additional illicit substances and paraphernalia at Miller’s residence, alleging police, according to the Republican-American.
Following his detention, Miller was taken to Troop L in Litchfield for processing. He was subsequently released on a $10,000 bond. His court appearance is slated for February 23 at the Waterbury Superior Court.
As mentioned on the website, the Republican-American confirmed that Miller joined the Woodbury church in July 2023, following his tenure as pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Shelton, Connecticut.