HUNTER Biden asked a notorious panhandler who became one of Maryland’s Most Wanted criminals to mail him crack to the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel in LA.

President Joe Biden’s son told Voshawn Sample to mail the drugs to him while he stayed in the five star West Hollywood hotel in June 2018. 


Hunter is seen smoking crack in a shower with two hookers in Novemeber 2018
Voshawn Sample was on Maryland's Most Wanted list


Voshawn Sample was on Maryland’s Most Wanted listCredit: Anne Arundel County PD
Hunter Biden laughs as he appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April last year


Hunter Biden laughs as he appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April last yearCredit: Getty

Text messages exclusively obtained by The Sun show that Hunter, 52, was staying there under the alias of Joseph Smith – a likely reference to the polygamous founder of Mormonism.

Sample, 47, later went on the run after allegedly committing an armed robbery and first degree assault at a liquor store in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Investigators said he pulled out a gun after the owner of Champion Liquors refused to give him money on September 30 last year. 

Sample allegedly ordered the owner and an employee to the back of the store at gunpoint and took a total of $10,000. 

The U.S. Marshals Service claimed that Sample then ordered the men to get on the ground, pointed a gun at one of the victim’s head and then shot the other victim in his lower extremities.

He was described as “armed, dangerous and unpredictable” when his story appeared on the Fox Baltimore show Maryland’s Most Wanted in November last year.

Court records show that Sample, who has numerous previous convictions including for narcotics offenses going back to at least 1998, was back in custody by May this year. 

He is currently being held at a maximum security jail and appears to have pleaded not guilty as he is due to go on trial in November. 

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Messages between Hunter and a number registered to Sample show that Joe Biden’s drug-addled son asked the criminal in May 2018: “Can you find something for me.”

Despite requesting drug deliveries over the course of the following days, Sample appears to have repeatedly stood Hunter up. 

On June 12 Hunter texted: “Man same thing. I really can’t believe you did that to me 3 times. I’m finished man. I thought you were the last honest man in the life.” 

Excusing himself, Sample told Hunter: “When you come home please come to my house and I don’t want you to bring a dollar with you buddy. 

“I’m gonna be honest with you my mother has been on vacation and I couldn’t cook nothing up in my house because my mother has been acting crazy lately.”


After Hunter said he felt like “the biggest sucker in Annapolis”, Sample promised “I’m gonna right my wrongs”. 

Then on June 19, Sample wrote Hunter to say: “Call me buddy. I still have that for you I promise. Is you gonna come and get what’s yours.”

Hunter replied that he was in LA for six weeks and instructed his contact: “Drop it in a mailbox then. With no return address totally anonymous.” 

Later that day Hunter sent Sample the street address for the Chateau Marmont hotel and instructed him that he was staying there under the guest name “Joseph Smith (HB)”. 

Located on the Sunset Strip, the hotel is is known as the location where Hollywood legend John Belushi died from a drugs overdose in March 1982.

If he were to be found guilty of conspiring to have drugs sent across state lines, Hunter would be on the hook for a federal crime. 

However it appears that Sample let Hunter down yet again and the drugs were never delivered.  

On July 7, 2018, the president’s son texted: “So you never sent anything like you said you would… why am I talking to you.”

Then on July 27, Sample texted Hunter to beg: “I go court Tuesday can you please help me pay my lawyer.”

The following day Hunter wrote back: “Buddy I can do $800. I’m sending you a code. Go to Wells Fargo ATM and call me.”

After sending more instructions, Sample continued texting Hunter but he appears to have stopped replying.

The last texts show Sample writing to Hunter to say: “Call me when you get time. Hope all is well. Love you. What happen.”


The text messages were found on Hunter’s infamous “laptop from hell”.

They were handed to The Sun by Marco Polo, an organization led by a former Trump White House staffer which is investigating the laptop.

The US Marshal’s Service was offering a $2,500 reward for information about Sample’s whereabouts while he was on the run. 

Senior Inspector Tony Gause told the Maryland’s Most Wanted TV show at the time: “He is a threat to anybody that he could panhandle to or anybody that comes across his path.

“Whether it was narcotics driven or just desperation driven he definitely did a crime that he needs to answer to.”

This week it was revealed that Hunter is demanding his support payments for his four-year-old love child with ex-stripper Lunden Roberts be lowered. 

A motion filed in Arkansas on Monday cites “a substantial material change” in his “financial circumstances, including but not limited to his income”. 

The Sun exclusively reported in July that Roberts had sent Hunter a heartbreaking message begging for him to meet their daughter Navy – a month before he angrily had his former lover and employee taken off his company’s payroll.


It also emerged this week that a judge had rejected a lawsuit which sought to force the release of documents relating to a bizarre 2018 gun incident Hunter got caught up in. 

It saw his sister-in-law turned lover Hallie Biden take a .38 caliber revolver from Hunter’s truck in Wilmington and throw it in a trash can behind a grocery store.

When she returned to retrieve the handgun – which Hunter had lied about his drug addiction to purchase two weeks earlier – Hallie found it was gone.

Later there were claims of an attempted cover up by the Secret Service. 

On Tuesday Barack Obama-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras found that Hunter’s privacy outweighed the public interest in the handling of an investigation into the incident by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

Experts have told The Sun that the compromising material found on Hunter’s laptop could have been used for the purposes of blackmail.  

Cyber security expert Campbell Murray, a former global head of cybersecurity for BlackBerry said: “If that material gets into the hands of any nation state actor, foreign intelligence service or anybody with a desire to create leverage against a political party or movement, that would be a huge card for them to play.”

The Sun has reached out to a representative for Hunter and a lawyer who has represented Voshawn Sample asking for comment. 

Hunter photographed sleeping with a crack pipe in his mouth


Hunter photographed sleeping with a crack pipe in his mouthCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Hunter smoking a cigarette in a bathtub


Hunter smoking a cigarette in a bathtubCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
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