Nothing puts the rapid in rapid response like a little meth.
Hillary’s brand new rapid response director Zac Petkanas was arrested for meth possession in Atlanta in 2013, according to the New York Post. Less than a year later, he was hired to be the communications director for failed Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.
Clinton’s campaign announced the hiring of Petkanas, who previously worked for Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), over the weekend.
The New York Post reported this morning that Petkanas was arrested for possessing two small bags of meth:
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.
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.
After leaving Wendy Davis’s failed campaign, Petkanas was hired to be a vice president for Media Matters, a highly partisan liberal propaganda outfit run by Hillary confidant David Brock. In 2012, Daily Caller reported that Brock’s friends believed he was a regular user of cocaine.
Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon told the New York Post that Petkanas had made a “full recovery” since his 2013 arrest.