December 19th, 2008
08:31 PM ET
5 years ago

Levi Johnston’s mom arrested on drug charges

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston joined the rest of the Palin family onstage during the Republican convention in September.
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston joined the rest of the Palin family onstage during the Republican convention in September.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – After being thrust into the national spotlight during the presidential campaign, Alaska teenager Levi Johnston and his family are once again back in the headlines. His mother, Sherry Johnston, was arrested Thursday on drug charges by Alaska state police, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

Levi is the boyfriend of Bristol Palin, eldest daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the 2008 vice presidential nominee. When Gov. Palin revealed that the two teenagers were having a baby out of wedlock it became a major news story shortly after she was chosen by Sen. John McCain to be his running mate.

CNN has confirmed that Sherry Johnston was arrested on six felony counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance at her home in Wasilla, Alaska.

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  1. LYNETTE IN CA

    Just when you thought you wouldn't be hearing about Alaska / Palin bunch!!!!

    December 19, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  2. Sue

    Will there still be a wedding now that Palin is a has-been VP candidate ?

    December 19, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  3. Ima Kidding

    You liberals are crazy – you say people are bad for getting unwed teenagers pregnant or dealing drugs but you are all for giving poor people health care and talking to Muslims. Rush and Sean are right!!!!

    December 19, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  4. pam Eugene OR

    What a pack of white trash they all are. When did it become OK for a teenager to have a baby out of wedlock/\? The moral majority party has lost their way.
    There have been rumors for quite a while that both the "children" (Palin's pregnant daughter and Levi) were involved with drugs. It seems the baby is due quite soon and still no marriage. I have no problem with this other than these professed Christians want to tell the rest of us how perfect they are and force us to live by their rules.

    December 19, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  5. MrManhattan

    Six felony counts after an undercover investigation that "had been going on for a while"

    Doesn't sound like they caught her smokin' a joint in the parking lot does it?

    Gee, I guess Sarah's going to have to explain why she's pallin' around with drug dealers.

    December 19, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  6. doc mitch Rev Wright

    This all could have been prevented with a little sex and drug education. The hypocrisy continues... Palin, your Chickens are, coming home, to ROOOOST.

    December 19, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  7. Jack

    Palin is palling around with drug dealers. If the shoe fits throw another one.

    December 19, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  8. John

    JJ, most of this is propaganda by political parties. They are trying to sway public opinion this way.

    December 19, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  9. BB

    To deb in Colo December 19th, 2008 6:46 pm ET

    So when exactly is that wedding??
    ********************************
    They're waiting until next summer. Want to set a good example for their 6 month old. BTW, the baby is due tomorrow, so Grammaw Johnson gets her arraignment when the baby's 2 weeks old. How sweet. Gotta love the family values --------

    December 19, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  10. sweetpea

    The shot gun wedding is definitely off now!

    December 19, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  11. A Woman In California For Obama

    Is this really news? We all know they are "trash". By the way is Bristol Palin STILL chasing her baby's father or has she given birth in an undisclosed igloo someplace? I'm sure unless it's a shot gun wedding-the "proud" groom won't be there. More reason why Sarah Palin should be home. She will never occupy the WH. Never. All the media needs to do is play the turkey video and remind everyone about her home life. Enough said.

    December 19, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  12. Look ALIVE!

    To "JJ" Yes, SOME of us have computers at work, we are JUST WORKING for our pay AND NOT using them for PERSONAL use. That's why some of us are "so mad" by the time our WORK shift comes to an end, we can blow off people who use the computers at work for PERSONAL use INSTEAD of DOING THE JOB YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING! HA! U Make me laugh...

    December 19, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  13. J-Syxx

    Sarah Palin should stop palling around drug dealers. How dare her!

    December 19, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  14. Lama

    How is the State Police not part of the State Government? If it is, then isn't this inherently a "state government matter"? I can understand her reticence to speak on the matter, but she's gotta come up with a better answer than that.

    December 19, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  15. liz

    They aren't married yet? I thought they were fine upstanding teenagers dedicated to their baby? You mean they were just political pawns? SHOCKING!!

    December 19, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  16. chuck

    WHEN IS GOV.PALIN'S TURN TO BE WIRE TAPPED ? ALASKA IS NOTED FOR CRIMES AND SEX,AND CHILDRED BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK.IT'S A WAY OF LIFE AND VERY SAD THAT THE IDIOT SARAH PALIN CANNOT CURB THE CRIMES HAPPENING RIGHT IN HER BACKYARD.

    December 19, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  17. John G

    So let me see if I can wrap my head around this...

    The mother of the father of the former vice presidential candidate's daughter's baby was arrested on drug charges and it makes CNN but God only knows how many drug related corpses turn up in big cities like say Chicago on a daily basis and are lucky to get a mention in the obituary section....

    This really is just pathetic.

    December 19, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  18. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    If the Republicans had not announced that their party was the only one who had "family values" this would not be much of a story.

    But those who set themselves up as "holier" than the rest of us poor slobs end up falling farther and landing harder: when they turn out to be human.

    People who stick their nose into other people's business, then whine when their own transgressions are published are just plain old hypocrites.

    December 19, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  19. EJC, former Alaskan in AZ

    She's probably just a stoner like so many Alaskans. Leave her alone. When is this country going to realize that cigarettes and alcohol kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year? Where's all the pot carnage? Mexico? At the hands of the drug cartels that profit from pot's prohibition in th U.S.? The 'stepping stone' theory is ancient propoganda history. Most kids do tobacco before any other drug. Alcohol and tobacco are America's 'stepping stone' drugs......and don't forget Mom and Dad's prescriptions.

    December 19, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  20. BB

    To Ima Kidding December 19th, 2008 7:32 pm ET

    You liberals are crazy – you say people are bad for getting unwed teenagers pregnant or dealing drugs but you are all for giving poor people health care and talking to Muslims. Rush and Sean are right!!!!
    *******************************************************************
    I'm a republican, so just chill.

    December 19, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  21. David in KC

    "Fambly Values" at work.

    December 19, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  22. NoBamaOsama

    Maggie from Virginia December 19th, 2008 6:44 pm ET

    "Palin is palling around with drug dealers. Gotta love those family values of "real America"."

    Like Obama the crack head? It isn't even Palin you moron, get back to your welfare line!

    December 19, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  23. Fraser

    Ordinarily, this wouldn't be funny. But since Palin is the one claiming that she and her rural America constituents are the "real Americans" and "pro-Americans", you have to laugh that she and her family are "palling around" with drug dealers. What a hypocrite!

    December 19, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  24. Lost in Texas

    @ Ima Kidding...

    you know I guess you're right...poor people should just stay sick or die instead of giving them health care and like all Christians are good and all Muslims are evil. No wonder Rush and Sean get million dollar contracts for speaking the truth.

    December 19, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  25. HC

    JJ, what makes you so unique? You only work 'til 4?

    December 19, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
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