Levi Johnston received international media attention in September when Gov. Sarah Palin revealed that Bristol Palin was pregnant by Levi. Sherry Johnston’s arrest came as a part of an undercover drug investigation being conducted by Alaska State Troopers.
The search warrant was done at the 42-year old’s home at the “conclusion of an undercover narcotics investigation,” according to a statement issued by the state troopers. The charges against Bristol Palin’s future mother in law are for manufacturing or delivering drugs in addition to fourth degree misconduct involving controlled substances or possession, according to the troopers.
It is not known what drugs were being manufactured at the home, nor the amount of drugs found. Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said the release of such information could jeopardize an ongoing investigation against Bristol Palin’s boyfriend’s mother.
Authorities would not divulge how long an investigation had been going on, only to say it has been in progress for “a while,” against Sherry Johnston. The Palmer District Attorney’s office issued the standard ‘no comment’ concerning the case against Sarah Palin’s future in-laws.
Johnston posted an unsecured $5,000 bond to gain her release the same day she was arrested.
Levi Johnston was with Bristol Palin and the rest of the Palin family as Gov. Sarah Palin made her vice presidential acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. Johnston then joined the Palin family onstage after the speech was made by Gov. Palin.
Concerning the arrest of Sherry Johnston, a spokesman for Gov. Sarah Palin, Bill McAllister said via email: "This is not a state government matter. Therefore the governor's communications staff will not be providing comment or scheduling interview opportunities."