John McCain campaign fundraiser busted for meth, ecstasy

Acting on a tip of alleged suspicious activity in a Phoenix-area home, Maricopa County Sheriffs raided the house of Emily Pitha and arrested her along with her boyfriend, Christopher Hustrulid, on Tuesday for operating a meth-ecstasy lab out of her home.

Emily Pitha is a fundraiser for Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

Maricopa County authorities issued a warrant to search Pitha’s home after a package signed by Hustrulid was found to contain 250 grams of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy.

A search of the premises revealed the home doubled as a marijuana farm; a myriad of drugs, LSD, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine were also discovered, along with $7,000 cash and an unknown amount of counterfeit money.

Arrested on Tuesday, charges against the two have not been released; however, it is also known the two will also face child endangerment charges in connection to the exposure of a drug operation administered by Pitha and Hustrulid in front of two minors, aged five and 10, both of whom live with Pitha.

Pitha was fired by the McCain campaign on Tuesday:

“We commend the hard work and dedication of our law enforcement officers in their fight to keep our community safe from illegal drugs and associated criminal activity. The campaign immediately terminated any relationship with Ms. Pitha upon learning of her alleged involvement in the operation,” read a statement issued by McCain campaign manager, Ryan O’Daniel.

Good luck explaining this one Mr. McCain. Arizona’s senior senator is currently deadlocked in the latest polls with his Democratic opponent, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, for reelection in November.


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