Somerville Professor Charged with Running a Meth Lab from Her Home
Irina Kristy, 74, faces similar charges to her son, Grigory Genkin, who was arraigned last month.
Somerville resident Irina Kristy, 74, faces several charges related to what law enforcement officials called a meth lab found in her home last month. Somerville police charged Kristy with distribution of meth, conspiracy and committing drug violations in a school/park zone, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. The arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 21.
The charges stem from a Nov. 7 raid of Kristy’s 19 Oxford St. home. During an arraignment last week, Grigory Genkin, 29, was charged with manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine, committing a drug violation near a school zone and conspiracy to violate drug law.
Kristy, 74, is a math professor who has lectured at both Boston and Suffolk universities, according to The Boston Globe. Suffolk has placed her on administrative leave and officials at Boston University are aware of the situation, according to The Globe.
Drug Enforcement Agency officials and local police searched the 19 Oxford St. home on Nov. 7 and uncovered a meth lab on the property. During Genkin’s arraignment, Assistant District Attorney Kristyn Dusel said, “a significant amount of methamphetamine was found” during the raid.