Republican Illegal Drug Scandals

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Displaying 22 Scandals
Sorted by When News Broke
  • Zack Scrivner [County Supervisor]
    armed himself with a gun while experiencing what his aunt told police was a psychotic episode and got in a physical altercation with his minor children who wound up stabbing him twice to protect themselves and disarm him and was found to be in possession of thirty firearms and psychedelic mushrooms when police arrived
    25 Apr 2024
  • Jimmy Stephens [R-AR]
    was caught with unprescribed pain killers, smokable marijuana and marijuana butter in his patrol car after the FBI requested that the Arkansas state police pull him over because they had just witnessed him exit a suspected drug house under their surveillance
    25 Oct 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Matthew Reilly [R-RI]
    passed out in his car in a parking lot after consuming crack cocaine laced with fentanyl and was later found to have two crack pipes and "white rock-like" substance in his possession when police arrived to check on him after a concerned citizen reported that it looked like he was choking and exhibiting signs of an overdose
    15 May 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • GOP County Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    had cocaine in his possession when police arrested him for an unrelated offense
    16 Mar 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Peter Filiberto [R-FL]
    attempted to flee from police on his motorcycle but wobbled and fell to the ground before he could get away, refused a field sobriety test, was found to be driving on a suspended license and had 10 grams of cocaine hidden in his shoes
    14 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Ronald Andruchuk [2018 RI GOP Candidate]
    recklessly fired multiple firearms from his property that sent his neighbors fleeing for cover from bullets "whizzing" by both them and responding police officers' heads and was later found dressed in a bulletproof vest and tactical gear holding four guns and methamphetamine
    18 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Danny Rampey [2022 GOP GA Nominee]
    stole prescription drugs from senior citizens residing in an assisted living community he managed by entering their apartments when they were not home and was caught in the act by police who had been tipped off by residents who reported their missing prescriptions to the authorities
    16 Dec 2022
    According to charging documents filed by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office
  • Vish Burra
    was caught with 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana and 1,000 milligrams of psilocybin (also known as magic mushrooms) stashed in his apartment following a police raid
    23 Jul 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Ronald Andruchuk [2018 RI GOP Candidate]
    packed two pistols, three rounds of ammunition and flashlights stuffed with cocaine, amphetamine and oxycodone into a duffel bag and hid it in the drop ceiling of a men’s bathroom inside a local tractor supply store
    04 Mar 2022
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Idaho GOP Jonathan Parker
    consumed methamphetamine and alcohol in violation of his probation
    19 Aug 2021
    According to an arrest report by the local police
  • Gisela Castro Medina [College Republican Chair]
    recruited five underage girls to have sex with her accomplice Anton Lazzaro who lured her into the scheme by paying her hundreds of dollars for every girl she found and getting her addicted to Adderall which he supplied
    14 Aug 2021
    According to a federal indictment announced by the Department of Justice
  • Tricia Derges [R-MO]
    illegally prescribed more than $190k worth of strong narcotics including oxycodone, amphetamines and tramadol to patients without personally examining them first as required by law
    01 Feb 2021
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Vanessa Tijerina [2016 TX GOP Candidate]
    refused to obey repeated police commands to roll down her window while parked at a local restaurant because they smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside her car and suspected she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and was caught with multiple "crack pipes" in her car that her young child was also a passenger in
    11 Jun 2020
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Tim Nolan [R-KY]
    coerced 12 young women -- all but two of whom were battling a heroin or opioid addiction and were already tangled up in the criminal justice system -- in to having sex with him by supplying them with heroin and threatened to take the drugs away and call the police on them if they rebuffed his sexual demands while also being married
    04 May 2018
    He pleaded guilty to human trafficking and was sentenced to 20 years in prison
  • Tim Nolan [R-KY]
    coerced seven underage girls in to performing sex acts with him, supplied them with heroin and other opioids and threatened to take the drugs away and report them to the police if they didn't submit to his sexual demands while also being married
    04 May 2018
    He pleaded guilty to human trafficking and was sentenced to 20 years in prison
  • Ralph Shortey [R-OK]
    illegally consumed marijuana with a teenage boy he met on Craigslist in a hotel room after he cosponsored a bill that would have made it so people who get caught with even small amounts of marijuana would be charged with a felony instead of a misdemeanor
    20 Nov 2017
    According to charging documents by federal officials
  • Dustin Johnson [Professional Golfer]
    tested positive for cocaine on two separate occasions resulting in a six-month suspension in 2012 and a leave of absence in 2014
    01 Aug 2014
  • Oklahoma GOP Chad Alexander
    had three grams of cocaine and illicit prescription drugs in his possession when he was pulled over for a routine traffic stop
    15 May 2014
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Jack Tarpley Camp Jr [R]
    frequently paid to have sex with a stripper he also snorted cocaine and abused prescription opioids with who happened to be a confidential informant while also being married
    05 Oct 2010
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Thomas Ravenel [R-SC]
    frequently consumed and distributed cocaine to his friends over a two-year period
    19 Jun 2007
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Ted Haggard
    routinely consumed crystal methamphetamine he purchased from a gay prostitute he regularly had sex with
    01 Nov 2006
    According to an exclusive report by The Denver Post
  • Richard Roach [R-TX]
    routinely stole methamphetamine and other strong narcotics from police evidence lockers and openly injected himself with drugs in front of his office secretary while also being a District Attorney who was a fervent prosecutor of drug offenses who secured very harsh drug sentences
    26 Jun 2006
    He pled guilty to multiple felony drug charges and was sentenced to 18 years in prison