||Update: Cochran aide suspended after arrest
WASHINGTON (WTVA) — Sen. Thad Cochran has suspended his office manager in Washington following his arrest.
Washington City Paper reported Fred Pagan told law enforcement he imported drugs from China and planned to exchange them for sexual favors.
The paper said a raid on Pagan's home turned up 181.5 grams of methamphetamine.
He was arrested Thursday.
A statement from Cochran's office said the senator "is disturbed and deeply saddened by the arrest..."
It went on to say Pagan will be suspended "of all duties pending the outcome of this case."