U.S. Sen. John McCain’s re-election campaign has dropped a political fundraiser after news broke that she was arrested for allegedly running a meth lab, the AP reports.
“Emily Pitha and her live-in boyfriend were taken into custody Tuesday after deputies served a search warrant at her north-central Phoenix home, Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said,” the story reports. “Christopher Hustrulid allegedly signed for a package containing more than 250 grams of Ecstasy. Undercover detectives and U.S. Postal Inspectors raided the home after the delivery, according to sheriff’s officials.”
Detectives reported that they not only found “an active meth lab,” according to the AP, but also turned up “about a quarter-pound of methamphetamine, 10 hits of LSD, about 2 grams of cocaine, several grams of heroin, several hundred Ecstasy pills, marijuana and hash oil plus about $7,000 and counterfeit cash.”
Pitha, 34, and Hustrulid, 36, appeared in court Wednesday and were each being held on $20,000 bonds.
“Pitha was working as a consultant arranging fundraisers for McCain,” the story notes. “She also has worked for top Arizona Republicans, with her LinkedIn profile noting previously work for Sen. Jeff Flake and former Sen. Jon Kyl.”