Fairfax City mayor arrested in connection with alleged meth-for-sex scheme

by Dana Hedgpeth and Justin Jouvenal | The Washington Post  |  published on August 5, 2016


The mayor of Fairfax City has been arrested and charged in connection with what authorities say was a methamphetamine-for-sex scheme.

Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, was arrested as part of an undercover operation by police, authorities announced Friday. The scheme involved offers of meth in exchange for group sexual encounters with men, police allege.

Before his arrest Thursday, police claim Silverthorne provided the drug to undercover detectives at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tysons Corner.

Police began their investigation in late July after getting a tip about a possible meth distributor. They did not say if the tip named Silverthorne specifically.

“Based on information obtained during the investigation,” police said in a statement, “a suspect was identified who was allegedly distributing [meth] through a website used to arrange for casual sexual encounters between men.”

  • Bob

    This is what you get when you elect “professional” politicians over and over again. They are so far removed from the daily grind of real people and feel they are above the laws we mere mortals must follow. while he has not had to “make ends meet” for most of his life, at least Trump is not like this guy and those of his ilk. Much as I hate to admit I agree with anything the comes from the mouth of the Wicked Witch of the East, I must agree there are two sets of standards: one for the Clintons and one for everybody else. But I bet we disagree massively over which is the tougher standard to meet.

  • Bill7360

    This guy is a small fry. THe real corruption is in the Congress and Government Administration. I made a mistake and retired from the Private Sector. I should have got an entry evelposition in government procurement and retired as a multi-millionaire.

  • Athanasios1

    The cops should have waited until Obama walked through the hotel door.

  • Athanasios1

    Typical Democrat. TRUMP 2016!!!

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  • Walter Flatt

    WE SHOULD HAVE MANATORY DRUG TESTING ON ALL POLITICIANS.

  • Walter Flatt

    IS HILLIORY ON DOPE? GOOGLE “THE CLINTON CHRONCILES” & LISTEN TO THE END.

    THIS SHOULD OPEN YOUR EYES IF NOT, NOTHING WILL.

    IT WILL PAY FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO ALL OF THIS IF YOU WANT THE BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY.

    FOLKS YOU CANT REALLY BE FOR THIS.

    • joe

      It would not make any difference should hillary (“the screech owl”) clinton finally reveal herself to be Satan incarnate, the Democrats, the neo-liberals, and the welfare bums would still vote for her.

  • democrat CockRoach

    I don’t even know where Fairfax City is. Must be another liberal heck hole.

    • 1947goldenjet

      East by R E Lee Virginia.

    • Philomena

      You don’t know where Fairfax City is? Educate yourself before you vote.

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