A valley couple is facing charges following a drug raid at their Phoenix home.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the couple didn't just have drugs in the home; they found a drug lab, and a large amount of ingredients to make meth and ecstasy.
Senator John McCain has cut ties with the woman arrested who previously worked with his campaign.
Now the suspect's family says they had no idea and are completely shocked at the drug allegations.
Thirty-four-year-old Emily Pitha is now facing several felony charges along with her live-in boyfriend 37-year-old Christopher Hustrulid. Both were arrested on Tuesday after deputies found a large-scale drug operation in their North Phoenix home. Investigators found 1/4 pound of meth, several grams of heroin, several hundred ecstasy pills, along with LSD, hash oil, MDMA, and $7,000 cash.
The couple are also facing child abuse charges because two young children lived in the home and had easy access to the drugs. So how did Pitha go from working for prominent Arizona politicians to being suspected of running a drug operation?
Pitha's family has asked for privacy saying they are shocked by the arrest and are still trying to figure out what is going on in her life. She most recently worked for Sen. McCain's re-election campaign. McCain has cut ties with her, and a campaign manager issued the following statement: "Like everyone else, we are shocked and saddened by the news regarding Ms. Pitha. Upon learning of her alleged involvement in the operation, the campaign immediately terminated any relationship with her."
Pitha has bonded out of jail, but Hustrulid remains jailed at the 4th Avenue Jail. Both he and Pitha were being held on $20,000 cash only bonds.