School Psychologist Arrested on Drug Charge - NBC Connecticut

School Psychologist Arrested on Drug Charge



    School Psychologist Arrested on Drug Charge
    Manchester Police
    Jessica and Eric Buggeln have been arrested on drug charges.

    East Hartford Middle School school psychologist Jessica Buggeln and her husband were charged on Wednesday with operating a drug factory and possession of marijuana with intent to sell after the East Central Narcotics Task force executed a search warrant at her home.

    Police say they found more than a pound of marijuana in the Buggelns' home, packaging materials, a scale, and $2,415 in cash.

    Jessica and her husband, Eric Buggeln, live up a private driveway off Stancliff Drive in the Buttonball section of Glastonbury and neighbors said there were regular deliveries every Tuesday at 4 a.m. for years.

    Both Buggelns are free after posting $10,000 bail. 

    Jessica Buggeln drove up her driveway on Thursday afternoon. 

    "This is private property and you have to leave," Eric Buggeln told NBC Connecticut. 

    He and his wife are also charged with operating a drug factory within 1500 feet of a school, Buttonball School in Glastonbury.

    In a statement, East Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Nathan Quesnel said, "An employee was arrested for drug-related offenses at her home," without naming Buggeln.

    According to the statement, the employee is on administrative leave while the district investigates the case.

    East Hartford Middle School parents picking up students after school were disturbed by the news.

    "Very surprised to hear that," Kevin Sumlin said as he was picking up his eighth-grade daughter, Giovanna. "Especially coming out of Glastonbury.  Wow."