$12K in pot seized from elementary teacher’s home

Kirsten Dergosits, a 45-year-old teacher at Robertson Elementary School in Manchester, faces several drug charges after police said they seized $12,000 worth of marijuana from her apartment last week. (Photo: Manchester Police Department)

MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) – A 45-year-old Manchester elementary school teacher was arrested last week for allegedly running a marijuana grow operation from her Pine Street apartment.

Kirsten Dergosits, who teaches third grade at Robertson Elementary School, was immediately placed on administrative leave, a school official said.

Police said they seized 3.5 pounds of marijuana, nine plants, 13 seedlings, and marijuana packaging and growing equipment from Dergosits’ apartment at Ribbon Mills Apartments.

(Photo: Manchester Police Department)
(Photo: Manchester Police Department)

The marijuana had an estimated street value of $12,000, police said.

Officers with the East Central Narcotics Taskforce also seized 22 grams of suspected Methamphetamine or MDMA, about $4,300 cash, a TV, several cell phones and a computer, police said.

Dergosits was charged with cultivation of marijuana, operating a drug factory and possession of drugs within 1500 feet of a school, among other charges. Her husband whom she shares an apartment, Robert Dergosits, faces the same charges.

The elementary school teacher and her husband were both held on $150,000 bond.

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