Mother of Bristol Palin's fiance arrested for Oxycontin
The future mother-in-law of Bristol Palin, Sherry Johnston, mother of Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin's baby, has been arrested in Alaska on drug charges.
Bristol Palin is due to give birth to her baby this weekend, and she and Levi Johnston plan to marry in the future.
Sherry Johnston, 42, was taken into custody at her home in Wasilla, Alaska, on Thursday after an undercover narcotics investigation, Alaska State Troopers said in a statement.
She faces six counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance, said trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters. She was released on $5,000 bail shortly after her arrest. All the charges are felonies.
The charges Sherry Johnston were arrested on are in relation to the drug oxycontin.
Little additional information was available Friday on the case as authorities remained unusually tight-lipped about details. But Palmer court records listed her scheduled court date and a troopers spokeswoman said in a release late Friday afternoon that the charges "are in relation to the drug oxycontin."
Johnston has not responded to phone messages or requests for comment left at the family home off Wasilla-Fishhook Road. Nobody answered the door there Thursday.
Normally, troopers release limited information about such arrests, including the kind of drugs involved and the amount.
Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters wouldn't say Friday if there were other potential defendants involved.