McCain Fundraiser Faces Felony Drug Charges in Arizona

John_McCain_-_Guard_Association_of_the_United_States_General_Conference (1)A campaign fundraiser for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was arrested this week after officers found drugs and an active meth lab at her home in Arizona, The Huffington Post reported.

Emily Pitha, who arranged fundraising events for McCain as a subcontractor, faces felony charges stemming from the fact law enforcement officers found “very explosive, very deadly” material at her home on Tuesday.

The McCain campaign has terminated its relationship with Pitha, who previously worked for Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and Jon Kyl, according to her LinkedIn profile.

“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,” McCain spokesman Ryan O’Daniel said in a statement after the incident . . .

Pitha was taken into custody on felony drug charges, including manufacturing of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous and narcotic drugs, and transportation of dangerous drugs, possession of drug lab equipment, and possession of marijuana. She also faces charges of child endangerment, as two children were living at the home. (Read more from “McCain Fundraiser Faces Felony Drug Charges in Arizona” HERE)

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