The mayor of a city of Fairfax, Virginia, has been arrested after he allegedly gave methamphetamine to an clandestine investigator in sell for a passionate encounter, Fairfax County military said.
Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, was arrested Thursday during a Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tysons Corner.
“I ask that we concede a routine to ensue before rushing to visualisation (as tough as that might be),” Silverthorne wrote on his Facebook page Friday.
The city has allocated Councilman Jeff Greenfield behaving mayor until serve notice.
Police in late Jul perceived a tip that Silverthorne might have been trade meth for sex on a website used to arrange infrequent passionate encounters between men. An clandestine investigator combined a form on a website, and Silverthorne contacted him within a few days, according to police.
Juan Jose Fernandez
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Silverthorne allegedly told a investigator he could yield meth “in sell for passionate encounters,” military said. The investigator concluded to accommodate with Silverthorne, who concluded to move other group to a engagement, according to police.
Police pronounced Silverthorne brought a meth to a Chain Bridge Road hotel on Thursday. He was arrested and charged with transgression placement of methamphetamine and misconduct possession of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities pronounced they don’t know how prolonged Silverthorne was on a website, that military did not identify.
“I know he had one other attribute on a website besides us,” Capt. Jack Harden with Fairfax County military pronounced during a news discussion Friday.
Police pronounced Silverthorne also served as a surrogate clergyman for Fairfax County Public Schools. A orator for a propagandize district told NBC News that Silverthorne worked “briefly” as a FCPS surrogate clergyman starting in Apr 2016 and that he has been let go.
Silverthorne’s detain comes amid a perplexing year for him. He mislaid his full-time municipal job, mislaid his home and was diagnosed with cancer.
In May he was re-elected to a third term as mayor, after being inaugurated to a position in 2012.
Investigators also arrested Silverthorne’s purported suppliers, Juan Jose Fernandez, 34, and Caustin Lee McLaughlin, 21.
Caustin Lee McLaughlin
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Fernandez was charged with transgression placement of methamphetamine, transgression possession with a vigilant to discharge methamphetamine and misconduct possession of drug paraphernalia.
McLaughlin was charged with transgression placement of methamphetamine, transgression deterrent of justice, and misconduct possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police pronounced McLaughlin physically resisted arrest, and a investigator had to muster his jolt gun. There were no injuries.
Silverthorne, Fernandez and McLaughlin were taken to a Fairfax County Adult Detention Center for processing. Silverthorne was released, and Fernandez and McLaughlin still were in jail as of Friday afternoon.
Silverthorne’s attorney, Brian Drummond, said: “Given a fact that we haven’t had a event to lay down and pronounce with my client, I’ll no-comment during this time.”
The behaving mayor declined to criticism on a charges opposite Silverthorne.
“The City of Fairfax City Council appreciates Mr. Silverthorne’s longstanding loyalty to a community. He has served a City of Fairfax as a Councilmember and Mayor for some-more than a entertain of a century,” he pronounced in a statement.
Former mayoral claimant John Norce pronounced Silverthorne should step down.
“I don’t see how we would not wish to renounce to do a right thing for a residents of this city,” he said.
Information on attorneys for Fernandez and McLaughlin was not immediately available.
Neighbors pronounced they were repelled by a allegations opposite Silverthorne.
“Never in my mind would’ve suspicion Scott would get held adult in something like that,” neighbor Scott Frankhauser said.
Silverthorne is due in justice Wednesday, when he will be arraigned.