Bishop Accountability
  Illinois Priest Is Charged in "Date Rape" Drug Case

From news services
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 30, 2002

Davenport, Iowa: A 31-year-old Roman Catholic priest from northern Illinois has been charged with helping make and distribute the "date rape" drug GHB.

The Rev. Jeffrey Windy, 31, was released to his parents' custody Tuesday after posting $100,000 bond. He had been arrested Friday and charged in federal court along with two other men, Timothy O'Brien and Bradley Bush, both of Davenport.

According to court documents, Windy and O'Brien were seen making the drug at O'Brien's house last May. Undercover narcotics agents allegedly later bought the drug from O'Brien.

Court documents also said a chemical company's records showed that 25 gallons of a solvent used in the making of GHB were sold to St. Patrick's Church in Sheffield, Ill., where Windy worked.

Windy was suspended from his duties at St. Patrick's Church and St. Margaret Mary's in Wyanet, Ill., pending the outcome of the case, said Kate Kenny, spokeswoman for the Catholic Diocese of Peoria.


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