Clinton’s New Media Matters Spokesman Was Arrested for Drug Possession in 2013

Posted by on Nov 04, 2015 at 8:02 am

We imagine his proximity to cocaine addict David Brock probably had something to do with it. Good choice to lead your communications staff there, Grandma.

The new head of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “rapid response” team has a skeleton in his own closet: a 2013 arrest for drug possession.

Zac Petkanas, who was hired just days ago for the senior post on the Clinton camp’s communications team, was arrested at an Atlanta hospital at 4:55 a.m. Aug. 17, 2013, and charged with possessing methamphetamines, according to a police report.

A nurse who searched Petkanas while he was being admitted to the Grady Hospital found two “small baggies of a controlled substance [in] the right back pocket of the accused,” according to the report.

It isn’t known why Petkanas went to the hospital at the pre-dawn hour.

Probably thought he had OD’d or maybe was having a heart attack. These things are known to happen at 5 in the morning.

No further court documents are available, and it wasn’t clear how the case was resolved.

He was working for the Nevada Democratic Party at the time of the bust.

The charges were dropped after Petkanas completed a pre-trial diversion program, according to the Clinton campaign. He also went to a voluntary rehab program in New York to get clean.

“This was a bad choice that he of course regrets,” said campaign spokesman Brian Fallon.

Sure he does. Now, can you prove he’s clean?

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