|Friedrick Jozef Schweitzer|
The 26 year old nephew of the Governor made the headlines in the Celebrity Stoners News this week when he was arrested on drug charges. They published a nice little poem about him on their site so be sure to check it out.
According to the Billings Gazette Friedrick Jozef Schweitzer was charged with criminal possession with the intent to distribute drugs Schweitzer, who owns a medical marijuana business, was arrested after he picked up a package delivered to him by Federal Express containing over 2 pounds of marijuana.
Schweitzer recently ran as a Democrat for Senate District 29 out of Laurel which was being vacated by Republican Senator Dan McGee who was termed out. Schweitzer, who had no primary opposition, received 1,240 votes in the June 8 primary and was set to face off against Republican Edward Walker in the general election when he withdrew from the race stating that he was just a “place holder” in the race because the democrats couldn’t find anyone to run. Democrat Shirley Hanson was appointed as his replacement and subsequently lost the election to Republican Edward Walker 2906 – 5865.
I can feel for the Governor on this one because as we all know we can’t choose our relatives. While the Governor may or may not have had any insight into the dealings of his nephew it is kind of suspect when it comes to his decisions relating to medical marijuana this past session. Then again it may all prove to be an innocent connection. It was bad enough he was related to anti-government activist Leroy Schweitzer who died in federal prison just a few days ago. Perhaps nephew Friedrick is just trying to take over Cousin Leroy’s place in the federal system? Only time will tell how this one plays out.
One thing you have to say about Friedrick is that he doesn’t look all that unhappy on his police mug shots posted here. I think I would have had a sadder more embarrassed look standing in his place