From the Times Online:
THE rambunctious extended family of Sarah Palin, the Republican governor of Alaska who ran for US vice-president, produced a fresh scandal this weekend when the mother of her daughter’s fiancé was arrested on drug charges.
Sherry Johnston, 42, was arrested on six charges relating to the prescription drug oxycontin, which is widely known as “hillbilly heroin”.
Oy, do I have a guy for her!!!
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Her 18-year-old son Levi was thrust into the political spotlight during the election campaign when it emerged that Palin’s teenage daughter Bristol, also 18, was pregnant by him.
Had the Republicans won the election, Bristol’s son might have had one grandmother in the White House and the other in prison. It adds a curious new chapter to the family saga of Palin, known as the “thriller from Wasilla”.
Johnston’s arrest followed a lengthy undercover narcotics investigation. Oxycontin is a highly addictive heroin substitute that can be smoked, snorted or injected.
Bristol and Levi were greeted warmly by Senator John McCain, the Republican candidate, on stage at the party’s national convention in September as a mark of support for their decision to have the baby. The two of them have said they plan to marry.
The police declined to say whether Johnston had been under investigation during the election campaign. She was arrested on Thursday and released from jail on $5,000 (£3,330) bail.
A spokesman for Palin said there would be no comment since “this is not a state government matter”.
I wonder who tipped off the cops. OMG! You don’t think it might have been….