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Teacher, Wife Charged In Marijuana Growing Operation

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Marijuana grow operation, file (Courtesy Connecticut State Police)

Marijuana grow operation, file (Courtesy Connecticut State Police)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut high school teacher and his wife have been arraigned on marijuana cultivation and possession charges after police said they found dozens of plants and other paraphernalia at their Bloomfield home last week.

Forty-year-old Christopher Gallagher, an English teacher at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, was freed on $150,000 bail. His 44-year-old wife, Kristine Gallagher, was released without bail.

The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/LWQqXn) a search warrant released Monday in Superior Court says the operation was part of a network of marijuana growing houses.

Christopher Gallagher’s attorney William Gerace said some of the search warrant details were exaggerated. Kristine Gallagher’s lawyer, Gerald Klein, is seeking to get her case dismissed. Klein said the couple are victims of a “witch hunt” and neither have criminal records.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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