GOP lobbyist Chad Alexander arrested for cocaine, pills possession
A lobbyist for the Oklahoma Republican party has been arrested for possession of cocaine after he was pulled over earlier this week in Oklahoma City.
According to the police report, the officer pulled over Chad Alexander's Mercedes near NW 36th and Western around 7:00 Tuesday night for a traffic violation.
Police are not saying how but they said they had probable cause to search his vehicle. When they did, they reported finding 3.35 grams of cocaine and nine prescription pills in the car.Alexander was arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail and released on Wednesday.
Alexander, a register lobbyist in Oklahoma, was the chairman and executive director of the Oklahoma Republican Party from 2001 to 2003. According his registry, Alexander is a lobbyist for the Boys and Girls Club of America, Glazers, Market Wholesale, Oklahoma Home & Community Healthcare Advisory Council, Republic Beverage Company, Reynolds American Inc. (Terminated), and University of Oklahoma.
Recently, Alexander has been associated with former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon through the organization Oklahomans for a Conservative Future. The USA Today wrote on Wednesday that he helped incorporate the organization and it paid $650,000 for online ads and mailings to promote Shannon ahead of June's primary. According to The McCarville Report, Alexander resigned his position with Oklahomans for a Conservative Future and is seeking treatment in Texas.Fox 25 has reached out to Alexander and his attorneys for comment on the arrest. They have yet to respond.