Math Prof "Dealt Meth"

By Zac Curtis 12/06/11

Evidence of home meth manufacture adds up to a big problem for a Boston University professor.

Meth-making materials were found in
Professor Kristy's home.
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In a twisted case of life imitating art, a 74-year-old math professor allegedly went all Breaking Bad. Irina Kristy, who teaches at both Boston University and Suffolk University, faces charges of distribution of meth, conspiracy to violate the drug law and drug violation in a school zone—the same charges faced by her 29-year-old son, Grigory Genkin. The alleged mother-and-son meth-makers live little more than a football field from a local elementary school in Somerville, Mass. A lengthy search of their house on November 7 turned up evidence of methamphetamine production, and haz-mat specialists removed dangerous chemical detritus. The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad detonated other dangerous materials in a day-long operation, and the Middlesex District Attorney plans to arraign Kristy on December 21. Suffolk University has placed the Moscow University-educated professor on administrative leave following the charges, but she's still listed as an instructor at Boston University, where she's taught for 24 years.

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