Ex-fundraiser for John McCain gets 2 years probation in drug case

Posted at 12:36 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 14:36:43-05

A Phoenix woman dropped as a political fundraiser for U.S. Sen. John McCain's re-election campaign after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.

Emily Pitha was sentenced Thursday. Last month, she pleaded guilty to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The 35-year-old Pitha and her then-boyfriend were arrested in April after authorities served a search warrant at her home and found an active meth lab and other illicit drugs.

A county grand jury later indicted Pitha.

Pitha had been active in Republican fundraising and had been listed as the RSVP contact for McCain's re-election fundraisers.

The McCain campaign terminated its relationship with Pitha after her arrest.

Pitha's ex-boyfriend was sentenced in October to four years in prison on drug charges.