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Thad Cochran Aide Arrested On Drug Charges

Being Cochran's office manager must not pay enough?
Thad Cochran Aide Arrested On Drug Charges

This is really no way for a Senate staffer to get a date. Thad Cochran's office manager, Wesley Pagan, was arrested by the Feds for possession of 181.5 grams of methamphetamine. But his confession revealed an even more disgusting plan for those drugs.

A U.S. Senate staffer allegedly dabbled in drug importation, according to law enforcement. Fred W. Pagan, a staffer for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) allegedly told law enforcement agents that he imported drugs from China in a plan to exchange them for sexual favors, according to new documents filed in U.S. District Court.

It wasn't just meth, either.

Pagan first came on law enforcement's radar on April 9, when customs agents found a Chinese package addressed to him in Ohio that held more than a kilo of GBL, a controlled drug akin to "date rape drug" GHB. After the search, Pagan allegedly told investigators that he had received three other GBL packages. According to the court filing, Pagan said that he handed out the GBL and meth "in exchange for sexual favors."

The Washington Post has more about Pagan:

Fred W. Pagan, who is 49 and earned $160,000 last year as Cochran’s personal assistant and office administrator, was charged by criminal complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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In a 2006 profile in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, a former teacher of Pagan’s wrote that Pagan has worked for Cochran since Pagan was 16 years old. Pagan reportedly completed high school studies through correspondence and did not attend college, working as a page, then intern and office manager.

I'm curious to know who he was trading those drugs for in exchange for sexual favors. That list could look like the DC Madam's list, depending on what circles Pagan traveled in.


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