Virginia Mayor Arrested in Alleged Meth for Sex Bust

Mayor Silverthorne; Photo: via fairfaxva.gov

Mayor Silverthorne; Photo: via fairfaxva.gov

The mayor of Fairfax, VA has been arrested on allegations that he provided methamphetamine in return for sexual favors.

Mayor Richard "Scott" Silverthorne, 50, was taken into custody after a tip led to an undercover investigation that implicated the mayor in an online exchange to provide drugs for sex.

Undercover officers apparently used a phony profile on a website dedicated to men seeking casual sex with other men.

It was on the website that police communicated with Silverthorne and arranged a meeting. 

Silverthorne was entering his third term as Mayor of Fairfax, a town just west of Washington, D.C.

More details can be found HERE.

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