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. Joseph

    Are you kidding me, is this really news? Who cares that the mother of the boyfirend of the oldest daughter of a failed Vice Presidential candidate got arrested for drugs. It amazes me that this woman and anyone related to her is still in the news, any other election year and the loser is out of the news very quickly after the results. But because this retard from Alaska (who is carefully watching the nasty Russians from her porch) was a blip on the nation scene, does not make her news-worthy. Does this mean that because my wife and I were raised in Idaho, the same state that Palin was born in, that if we blow our noses that we can get on the national news. Please Palin just go away.

    December 19, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  2. Reality

    booo whooooo booo whoooo !!! Poor lil boy from Alaska

    December 19, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  3. Zach

    Who cares?!? This is news?

    December 19, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  4. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA


    December 19, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  5. Funny Stuff

    Dysfunctional sums up this Palin group. Sure this will not be the last of their escapades

    December 19, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  6. a Rose from Iowa

    another entertaining instaallment on family values

    December 19, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  7. angela

    Gotta love those family values.........

    December 19, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  8. Paul

    Ok, let's calm down...

    Liberals know that this is not funny, this woman has real problems. But, consevatives, understand that Gov. Palin did a campaign where she claimed that this kind of mistakes are unforgivable and that the mistakes made by people around us are pretty much mistakes made by us. Wasn't that what the Governor implied so many times?

    It's amazing how liberal consevatives get when they are criticized based on their own words.

    December 19, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  9. Lost in Texas FOREVER!!

    Sorry "NoBama Osama" looks like you're outnumbered on this one because I've seen more people making the same post about Palin and a drug dealer. And if anybody goes back to the welfare line they just might meet Joe the Plumber there seeing he was on welfare twice himself.

    When you throw stones be careful, somebody just might throw them back at you....

    you betcha!!

    December 19, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  10. Texas Teacher

    mmmmh.... and these are family friends of the first family of Alaska?

    December 19, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  11. p1tey1

    I'm willing to bet the drug was meth. How tragic.

    December 19, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  12. Zach

    Seriously, the election is over and your guy won, CNN. Let these two young people live their lives. This is ridiculous – use some judgment in your reporting.

    I can only imagine the uproar had this story been about Obama's hometown and the boyfriend of Sasha.

    December 19, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  13. Former Republican Army Wife

    Well, Obama never claimed to be Mr. Family Values. The democratic party never set itself up as the party of the righteous. The republicans are always preaching how they are the party of morality. If Palin hadn't said she was the stereotypical loving mother with the ideal family, then this wouldn't be such a joke.

    December 19, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  14. Texas Teacher

    .. I hate to be a wet blanket.... but doing drugs while pg can lead to birth defects such as mental retardation.... I would hate to think it...
    but it does look suspicious. I hope the daughter and boyfriend were not doing drugs with her pg....

    December 19, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  15. Donovan

    Who says Gov. Palin is "palling" around with druggies? Just because her soon-to-be son-in-law's mother gets busted for felony misconduct of an illegal substance, doesn't mean she knew what was going on or that she pals around with her. It really bothers me to see all the left-winged liberal nut-jobs slamming a governor they KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. Try living in Alaska for a change and you'll see that things aren't as bad as the leftist media makes it out to be.

    December 19, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  16. JFK

    This is part of the Family Values Tour right?

    December 19, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  17. darksideofthefunnyfarm

    $1000.00 on Methamphetamine. Any takers? I'm offering 7 to 1.

    It's the champaign of drugs you know.

    December 19, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  18. Texas Teacher

    EJC... I don't think the police do covert investigations for months for just a simple stoner....

    December 19, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  19. scott p

    Republicans smoke pot too. When they're not they're running around busting us progressive liberals for it!

    December 19, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  20. California Gold

    Maybe Mrs. Pallin will intercede on Mrs. Johnston's behalf. She interceded last time when she stepped in and got the State Trooper ex-brother-in-law fired. "No I'm not guilty of abuse of power!" So maybe she won't abuse her power with Mrs. Johnston. Levi Johnston was never prosecuted for getting a minor child (Bristol Pallin) pregnant. See? No abuse of power.

    December 19, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  21. Maggie from Virginia

    @ NoBamaOsama,

    Is that the best you got? It does not change the fact that Palin is palling around with drug dealers.

    December 19, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  22. Ima Kidding

    what... is irony dead in this county along with everything else? Look at my name... get it? No wonder McCain/Palin got as many votes as they did. As Scooge said, "I'll retire to Bedlam..."

    December 19, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  23. adods

    I can't wait for the next SNL.

    December 19, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  24. MickeynATL

    Has anyone seen Bristol lately? No! You know why? Because she's not pregnant and never has been. That was a lie concocted by the lying GOP (led by Liar-in-Chief Sarah Palin) to cover up the fact that Bristol - not Gov. Palin - gave birth to the baby with Down's syndrome. Now that it's finally time for Bristol to deliver her (and Levi's) baby, she's nowhere to be seen - and I'll betcha (to quote Palin) you won't be seeing a wedding or a baby. Oh, and as for Levi and his mama, he's already said he's a redneck so it's not surprising that the apple don't far fall from the trailer.

    December 19, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  25. Eric

    Wow, does CNN know its public or what? The far left is so obsessed with Sarah Palin that they jump on any opportunity to trash her. CNN is more than happy to chum the waters too...

    Sarah Palin is as relevent today as Jack Kemp was on Christmas of 1996. People with something to do just don't care that much. Its an election, a big show, and the more popular guy won. Everybody go back to whatever rock the crawled out from under...

    December 19, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
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