Palin's Run Hurt Wasilla Drug Deals

Media circus cramped operations for mom of Bristol's beau: affidavit
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 25, 2008 11:50 AM CST
Bristol Palin, right, is seen with her boyfriend Levi Johnston at the Republican National Convention in September.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Bristol Palin’s future mother-in-law complained to clients that Sarah Palin’s campaign was hampering her drug-dealing business, a police affidavit alleges. Sherry Johnston, mother of pregnant Bristol’s fiancé Levi, faces six charges of drug sale and possession after Alaska state troopers caught her using text messages to arrange sales of OxyContin in Target and Fred Meyer parking lots, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

Police did not say how Johnston—who charged $80 per pill of the substance she code-named “coffee”—obtained the prescription drug, but one of her text messages suggests she’s also a user: “There’s only so many times I can go for coffee a month. The rest of the time I need to have it at home!” The affidavit incorrectly states that the 42-year-old had Secret Service protection during the deals.