Mayor accused in sex-for-meth scandal

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Fairfax, Virignia Mayor Richard "Scott" Silverthorne has been arrested after he allegedly gave methamphetamine to an undercover detective in exchange for a sex.

(WRC) Fairfax, Virginia Mayor Richard “Scott” Silverthorne has been arrested after he allegedly gave methamphetamine to an undercover detective in exchange for a sexual encounter, Fairfax County police say.

Police say they received information in late July about a possible meth distributor. During their investigation, police identified a suspect who was distributing meth through a website used to arrange casual sexual encounters between men.

An undercover detective created a profile on the website, and within a few days, Silverthorne made contact, according to police.

Police say Silverthorne also works as a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools.

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