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Virginia Mayor to Resign After Meth-for-Sex Arrest

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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.



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