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. San Jose

    I'm waiting for Palin and her in-law apperance on the Springer Show. I always thought she was high on something. Bastard Grandchild, Druggie in-laws, stealing the RNC clothes and underwear. What's next for these God fearing holier than thou idiots from Alaska. I sure hate she's not going to be Vice President.

    December 19, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. FreeNLovIt

    Leave this family ALONE!!! Get a life people. What can you do to make America, a better place!!!

    December 19, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  3. San Jose

    JJ maybe if you got off your lazy butt and off of welfare and got a JOB, you would be having the same problem.

    December 19, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  4. Ed

    Levi's mom probably needed a little something to help her get through wedding preparations with Sarah Palin!

    December 19, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  5. NOYB

    Wow, you guys are really starting to stoop to a new low in journalism. Just how is the arrest of a mother of the fiancee of the daughter of the former GOP VP nominee considered news? Only far left nutjobs care about this garbage.

    December 19, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  6. Jazzi

    The Sarah Palin Chronicles never end! Please 'say it ain't so',Sarah.

    December 19, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  7. Jenniefer

    Something on youtube said Palin's daughter was doing drugs, could Levi's mom be the source?

    Oh and JJ, I have 4 pcs and a mac, at home where I work, live, play and something really scary – READ.

    December 19, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  8. Cindy

    Everybody needs a hobby....

    December 19, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  9. PCS / North Carolina

    NoBamaOsama December 19th, 2008 8:06 pm ET

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

    EVERYBODY IS ON WELFARE NOW (Including AIG, CITI, Bank of America, The big three). Did you see the welfare line in Palm Beach, FL (After the Madoff fiasco) ?

    December 19, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  10. G.R.I.T.S - Girl Raised in the South

    The baby is supposedly due tomorrow? But no wedding yet? Isn't it a rule that neo-cons can't give birth out of wedlock? It pleases me more than I can say that Sarah Palin pals around with dope dealers!

    December 19, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  11. Jazzi

    The Sarah Palin Chronicles just never end. 'Say it ain't so", Sarah. You can take the woman out of the trailer park but you will never take the Trailer Park out of the woman.

    December 19, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  12. marge

    NoBamaOsama
    Like Obama the crack head? It isn't even Palin you moron, get back to your welfare line!
    _____________________________________________________
    Obama is a crack head???? First time I heard that one.. (NoBamaOsama) why dont YOU get back to hanging Christmas lights on your TRAILOR????
    BTW....Levi mom allowed him to DROP-OUT of school,because Palin's daughter got "knocked up" which I thought was strange...
    But maybe Sherry was too high to notice her son's a High School Drop-OUT!

    December 19, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  13. dan

    Based on all this hard-hitting, no holds barred journalism by CNN, one can only conclude from this that Gov. Palin is soft on crime and supports drug use.

    December 19, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  14. Sherrol in Canada

    I'm not surprised, anything or anyone with close connections to Sarah Palin would be tarnished in some way.

    I feel sorry for the baby though!

    December 19, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  15. Gil

    What a wonderful example the families are setting for American young people! Sarah didn't have much to offer except her eyesight. Certainly not her insight!!

    December 19, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  16. hahaha

    ha ha, you guys, um, "Ima Kidding" was just KIDDING.

    Jesus.

    December 19, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  17. awesome!

    This made me laugh, but is it really news?

    These people are so trashy, Jerry Springer should look to moving his show to Wasilla.

    December 19, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  18. Erik in Real Pennsylvania

    Wow, did America dodge a bullet. Can you imagine if Sarah Palin was the Vice-President-elect and this story surfaces? What a bunch of hillbillies.

    December 19, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  19. Dave in Houston

    Crystal Meth capital of Alaska. Nuff said?

    December 19, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  20. Gil

    BB,

    I'd rather talk to my educated Muslims friends, it is my constitutional right you know, rather than morons like Rush and Sean! What bimbo's just like Palin!

    December 19, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  21. Sezi Demirkilic`

    Two sayings I don't like to say, but, I'm going to anyway... "What goes around comes around" and "Told you so". Palin should have been more careful before she went around pointing her finger and acting as if she were above everyone else. Things can happen right in your back yard, you betcha! She probably had no clue that Levi's mom was having issues, just like I or you don't know what our neighbors are doing behind their closed doors. The difference between "us Americans" and "Palin Americans" is that we don't go around making statements which have no truth to them. Sad, sad, sad...

    December 19, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  22. Tristan

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Really, anyone surprised?

    December 19, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  23. Lyndon from CA

    The mother-in-law will have all charges dropped.

    December 19, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  24. Dave

    Palin knew a drug dealer. Obama was a drug user. Maybe the kids mom and Obama can get together!

    December 19, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  25. Paul C

    Why is this even news? Who cares? This kind of stuff makes my eyes bleed. CNN do us all a favor and stopping reporting on trash like this.

    December 19, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
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