A political fundraiser for several high profile Republicans has been booked on drug charges.  Sheriff’s spokesman Detective Dough Matteson says an undercover drug operation nabbed 35-year-old Emily Pitha and her boyfriend, 36-year-old Christopher Hustrulid. Pitha is a consultant for Senator John McCain and

has been a fundraising associate for Senator Jeff Flake and Former Senator Jon Kyl’s campaigns. The bust went down after undercover detectives, with the help of the U.S. Postal Service, delivered a package to Pitha’s home.  Her boyfriend, Hustrulid, signed for the package that contained more than 250 grams of ecstasy.  Detectives made their way into the way and discovered the two were operating a meth lab inside Pitha’s home.  They also found heroin, cocaine, LSD and wads of cash. Unfortunately, the drugs were strewn about the home with Pitha’s five and ten-year-old kids.  

Kris Dugan