Corzine Campaign Worker Arrested: ‘Intent To Distribute’ Ecstasy
31 October 2009, 1:14 pm
This is just icing on the going away cake for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine!Corzine and his deputy assistant director Jason Shih have got to go! Jason Shih should be going to jail for a while if he is found guilty of being a drug dealer, and will get a stiff sentence because he was probably selling drugs less than 100 feet from a school.
An official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign was arrested last night after cops found found ecstasy tablets wrapped and ready to be sold in his car, police said.
Jason Shih, 25, was pulled over by East Rutherford cops at about 11:30 p.m. last night because he was talking on his cell phone on Route 17, said Lt. Chris Conforti of the East Rutherford police.
Officers wound up finding 19 “blue star” ecstasy tablets in Shih’s car, each wrapped in its own little plastic bag.
Shih — who was stopped within 100 feet of Becton Regional High School — also had “several hundred” empty plastic bags in his car, Conforti said.
Shih told police he worked for Corzine’s campaign, and had several campaign-related items in his car, police said. A “Jason Shih” is listed online as a deputy assistant director of the campaign.
Shih was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drugs in a school zone, intent to distribute drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with two motor vehicle violations — driving while using a cell phone and having drugs in his car.