UPDATED: Central teacher enters no plea on drug-related charges
MANCHESTER - Central High School teacher Lisa Tagalakis Fedor, 42, could enter no plea Thursday in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division, to a felony charge of criminal liability to the sale of controlled drugs.
Tagalakis Fedor pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child that alleges she allowed drug sales at her residence while her children were present.
Her bail was continued at $10,000 personal recognizance with a probable cause hearing set for March 26. There will be a status hearing on the misdemeanor that day.
Earlier story follows:
MANCHESTER - A Manchester High School Central teacher accused of letting her convicted felon roommate sell drugs from her apartment will be arraigned today.
Lisa Tagalakis Fedor, 42, of 151 Sagamore St., will make her first appearance in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division, to face charges of criminal liability to sales of heroin and cocaine, a felony offense.
She also faces a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child for what police said was allowing the alleged drug sales to occur in the presence of her two young sons. The boys were removed from the home and are staying with family pending assessment by the state.
Her 21-year-old boyfriend, Kristopher White, who lived with her, also will be arraigned on the same charges.
Since her arrest Feb. 15, Tagalakis Fedor has been on paid administrative leave from her job as a Central High School art teacher, a school official confirmed Wednesday.
The couple allegedly allowed roommate Robert Doane, 26, to sell illicit drugs from the apartment and illegally keep a stolen handgun there.
Tagalakis Fedor was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail after her arrest. She did not return a call for comment Wednesday.
Doane, 26, was taken into custody Feb. 7 and held on a probation violation. He has since been charged with receiving stolen property, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, attempt to commit sale of a narcotic, possession of a narcotic, and armed career criminal.
Kathryn Marchocki wrote the earlier story.