Via NY Post: A northern Virginia mayor is facing drug charges after police say he was arrested in a meth-for-sex sting.
Fairfax County Police said in a statement Friday that investigators looking into a possible methamphetamine distributor made contact with a suspect who turned out to be Fairfax Mayor R. Scott Silverthorne through a website used to arrange sexual encounters between men.
Police say Silverthorne indicated he could provide methamphetamine for sexual encounters and undercover detectives agreed to meet.
Police say 50-year-old Silverthorne met the detectives at a hotel Thursday and was arrested after he gave them methamphetamine. Silverthorne, who is also a substitute teacher, is charged with felony distribution of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police say detectives located Silverthorne’s two suppliers and they were also arrested and charged.