Richard Quest, CNN's British Reporter, Was Arrested Last Night:
Richard Quest, a reporter and business travel specialist for CNN International, is being arraigned today on a misdemeanor charge of drug possession after the authorities said he was found with methamphetamine in Central Park.
Mr. Quest was arrested early Friday morning after being escorted out of Central Park for violating the park curfew, a law enforcement official said Friday. The park is closed from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
The police noticed Mr. Quest at 64th Street and West Drive at about 3:40 a.m., the official said. As he was being escorted out, he volunteered, “I have meth in my pocket,” according to an official briefed on the case. The police searched him and recovered a small amount of methamphetamine in a Ziploc bag.
I guess Quest has never watched the Montana Meth Project spots. Really, this is quite disturbing. This isn't some crazy, bored kid in Montana. It's a prominent reporter for a major broadcasting corporation. This guy has it all. Yet somehow the drug got the better of him. Quest is an openly gay reporter and he's also a major contributer to CNN International. Now, we wait for the mugshot.