By Daniel White
August 8, 2016

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.

[CBS]

 

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