Fairfax, Virginia mayor Richard “Scott” Silverthorne announced Monday that he will resign after he was arrested on drug charges.
Silverthorne plans to leave office Thursday, according to local CBS affiliate WUSA-TV. The mayor allegedly attempted to trade two grams of methamphetamine for group sex with undercover police officers.
Fairfax County police say that they received a tip in July about a methamphetamine distributor in July who was using a website for casual sex encounters between men. Authorities carried out a string operation and Silverthorne was arrested after he gave the drugs to detectives, police said on Friday.
Silverthorne gave a full confession and was released on his own recognizance until a preliminary hearing scheduled Oct. 31 on a felony charge of drug distribution and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to CBS.