Former Catholic Priest Arrested in Mobile on Northwest Florida Porn Charges

The FBI says a former Roman Catholic priest on federal probation for dealing drugs from his Florida Panhandle rectory was arrested on Internet pornography charges from Port St. Joe.

Thomas Anthony Crandall was arrested at his Mobile, Alabama, apartment on a state warrant from Port St. Joe in Gulf County.

Agents searched his apartment for materials depicting pornography and seized an undetermined number of items.

Crandall was taken to Mobile County Jail, where he awaited extradition back to Port St. Joe.

He had been pastor of a Milton, Florida, parish for three years when he was arrested in 2002 on drug charges. He previously served 13 years as pastor of a Catholic Church in Port St. Joe.