December 19th, 2008
08:31 PM ET
12 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. Maggie from Virginia

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

    December 19, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  2. deb in Colo

    So when exactly is that wedding??

    December 19, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  3. JoAnn

    Now Sarah...this is your daughter's BABY DADDY'S MOMMA!

    December 19, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  4. Stephen

    WOW...what a surprise that Sarah Palin's future son-in-law's family might also be kind of TRAILER PARK..."ish"

    December 19, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  5. A Really Conservative Realist

    Obama was a drug user, wasn't he?

    December 19, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  6. Beverly, NYC

    Don't worry Levi, your mother-in-law will make this case goes away when there is a wedding ring on Bristol's finger. Arresting your mom should warm up those cold feet a little.

    December 19, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  7. ss

    Levi's mom does drugs. Did Gov. Palin know about this investigation while she was running for VP? So Palin pals around with convicted drug felons. Hey, since Bristol and Levi's baby is due Saturday and they were supposed to be getting married before she gave birth, did we miss a wedding or is this baby being born out of wedlock?And what about those racist emails in Gov. Palins office. Makes you wonder if all those internet rumors about her being a racist were indeed true.

    December 19, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  8. Lost in Texas

    I just have a feeling that after Palin lost the election that this "shotgun" wedding is not going to happen anytime soon if at all. And that might be a good thing since these unions normally don't last anyway.

    December 19, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  9. Mike,Oklahoma City

    I may not have liked Palin but this is a sad situation for the family and Levi. May the lord bless there family and help them work thru this pain they are having to deal with. No matter if you don't like someone you should never wish ill upon them.

    December 19, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  10. Darla

    Oh My...Sarah Palin's daughter's baby daddy is in tourble...I'm sure glad it wasn't one of Obama's daughters...we would still be hearing about it everyday since the story came out!!!

    December 19, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  11. BB

    Probably for a wedding present.

    December 19, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  12. Darla

    I meant baby Daddy's MOMMA is in trouble...OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 19, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  13. BB

    And in case you all don't know – it's a conspiracy – law looks the other way in Alaska. Only 600,000 people in that entire state, and live without snoops looking in their doors.

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

    Do most of you people only have use of computer's @ work!!! i never see the HATER blogs after 5pm... Makes you wanna say UMMMMMMMMM????????????

    December 19, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |

    Thank god America did not climb on to this train wreck!!!

    December 19, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  16. Matt

    If CNN is reporting it it must be news right?

    December 19, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  17. Mr E

    Waoooooooo, like mother – like son, like daughter – like mother, hello RNC. see ya 2012

    December 19, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  18. bk

    Obama was a drug user. Do a story on that. These people do not hold any office. This should not even be printed.

    December 19, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  19. CMG

    Why do I think that Sarah has a bogus explanation for this as well as everything else in which she perceives herself as an expert?

    December 19, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  20. Edna, PA

    What?!!! Oh well, figures.

    December 19, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  21. Jeremy

    Who cares?

    December 19, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  22. Look ALIVE!

    Of COURSE Sarah Palin will not issue a comment! WHAT kind of comment COULD she offer without looking any more lame than she and her "morals" appear to be [or~had been.] It is not one thing someone wants when in the public eye, let alone, in their private life. Her daughter is with child OUT OF WEDLOCK and is getting into "marrage" with a man whose mother got caught with illegal substances. That's not something you want to "appear" to support. It's very, very hypocritical to "stone" someone else unless it is in YOUR family! Marriage is not as sacred as it used to be. Why don't we ALLOW the gay people to get "married" and maybe, just maybe they could remind us how it is to be done. I know [gay] people who have been together for over 20 years and they do not get the right to "marry".

    December 19, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  23. Right wing nut-job

    What is Palin's third-cousin's brother-in-law's uncle's fourth cousin twice-removed up to these days? This is something we need to know.

    December 19, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  24. Don

    Baby daddy left his ring in the wrong cookie jar, now his family is looked out in a microscopic not leave your ring in the cookie jar...

    December 19, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  25. Rennee' Hernandez, Fillmore, CA

    deb in Colo: When is the wedding? Well, since the mother of the groom is otherwise occupied.......

    December 19, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
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