Court docs: Senate staffer planned to exchange drugs for sexual favors

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate staffer is facing a federal charge after court documents say he bought drugs from China with the intent to exchange them for sexual favors.

Senate staffer Fred W. Pagan is facing the federal charge of possession with intent to distribute after court documents say he shipped drugs in from China.

Pagan is a staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi.

The drugs in a package addressed to Pagan’s home were detected by customs agents in Ohio on April 9. The documents say the package held more than a kilo of GBL, similar to the  so-called date rape drug GHB.

A search of his Northwest home turned up 181 grams of methamphetamine. The documents say Pagan told officers he planned to exchange the GLB and meth for sexual favors.

Cochran’s office did not respond to a request for a statement.

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Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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