Saturday, October 31, 2009

NJ Gov. Corzine's Campaign Staffer Arrested For Drug Possession In A School Zone

(Thanks Bookworm for the link!)

Virginia isn't the only state where there's an important election, and I wonder if this arrest of a campaign staffer to Gov. Jon Corzine might be a game changer (New York Post).

An official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's re-election campaign was arrested last night after cops found found ecstasy tablets wrapped and ready to be sold in his car, police said.

Jason Shih, 25, was pulled over by East Rutherford cops at about 11:30 p.m. last night because he was talking on his cell phone on Route 17, said Lt. Chris Conforti of the East Rutherford police. Officers wound up finding 19 "blue star" ecstasy tablets in Shih’s car, each wrapped in its own little plastic bag.

Shih -- who was stopped within 100 feet of Becton Regional High School -- also had "several hundred" empty plastic bags in his car, Conforti said.

Shih was identified as a deputy assistant director of Corzine's campaign. He was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drugs in a school zone, intent to distribute drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In addition, he was charged with two motor vehicle violations – driving while using a cell phone and having drugs in his car.

Possession of drugs in a school zone? That's not something to sneeze at. For some reason, WABC in New York has scrubbed the story from their website. Why?

There's already reports of funny business in the New Jersey election. Jim Gerhaghty at Campaign Spot on NRO says Democrats are arguing to allow ballots with mismatching signatures to be counted.

Extra votes, in case they're needed to squeak out a victory? I wonder if the dead have moved to New Jersey to vote as well.

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