Boston University Professor Irina Kristy is expected to face charges for abetting her son in running a drug lab in their apartment, according to an article published Monday by the Somerville Journal.
Kristy, a professor of math and statistics at BU, and her son Grigory Genkin are suspected of cooking methamphetamine from their apartment in Somerville, the article said.
According to a Somerville Police Department report posted on the SPD website on Monday, Genkin, 29, was arraigned in Somerville District Court on Monday for distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to violate drug law and drug violation near a school zone.
The Journal reported that Detective Michael Brown named Kristy as an accomplice in his report, calling her “complicit” in the operation. The Journal also cited a police report that said that a criminal complaint will be made against Kristy.
BU does not have additional information, spokesman Colin Riley said.
Math and Statistics Department Chair Tasso Kapper declined to comment on the situation regarding Kristy.
Irina Kristy could not be reached in time for a comment.
Urbashee Paul, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences who also took her Linear Algebra class, said that she is shocked because it seems “absurd” that a woman her age would condone her son’s actions.
Regardless of whether Kristy is guilty, she said, she hopes the professor returns to BU next semester.
“It could have been possible that Professor Kristy had no knowledge of the fact that there was a meth lab in her house. Her son could have convinced her that it was some crazy lab experiment, but chances are she knew full well,” Paul said. “Although I do not support her involvement in the issue, I hope that it does not affect her chances to teach at BU.”