Former Sanford Appointee Busted For Drugs
HOW RICHARD COEN “ROLLS …”
Richard Coen – a Mount Pleasant developer and prominent political appointee of former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford – was busted last weekend for drug possession.
The fifty-year-old was booked on Sunday evening and released the next day on $10,000 bond.
Sources tell FITS Coen was busted inside a strip club with a “strange, exotic drug” believed to ecstasy – and possibly another substance. He was charged with two counts of possession. In addition to the circumstances surrounding Coen’s arrest, we’re also told he was able to keep his bad news out of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier thanks to his longtime friendship with publisher Pierre Manigault.
So yeah … chalk another one up for the “journalistic integrity” of the state’s largest newspaper.
Coen was a disaster during his tenure on the board of Santee Cooper, the state’s government-owned utility. In fact a S.C. Senate panel determined in 2005 that “repeated acts of malfeasance require his immediate resignation or removal from the board.”
Anyway, here’s his mug shot …
Ah yes … it’s a “great day in South Carolina” for somebody.