From The Telegraph:
Bristol Palin’s future mother-in-law arrested on drug charges
When I first heard about this I thought well, maybe she has a lot of acres in Alaska, and was growing marijuana. And that should be decriminalized anyway, so let’s give her the benefit of the doubt. Heh.
Mrs Johnston was taken into custody on Thursday at her home in Wasilla, Alaska, where Mrs Palin used to be mayor and still lives, and was charged with six counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance.
Officials in Alaska said that the arrest was connected with the strong prescription painkiller OxyContin. In addition to possession charges, Mrs Johnston faces a felony charge usually related to selling or manufacturing the drugs.
I love this description of the Palin Family:
From the beginning, her colourful family was in the spotlight.
Mrs Palin, a mother of five, was forced to reveal that her eldest daughter Bristol was pregnant during the Republican convention in September in order to silence rumours that her 17-year-old daughter was actually the mother of her own son, Trig, who was born with Down’s Syndrome earlier this year…
The arrest comes at an awkward time for Mrs Palin, who is trying to rebuild her national political credibility after polls suggested her harsh rhetoric on the campaign trail alienated floating voters.
I hate when an arrest comes at an awkward time.