March 19, 2017
: MediaTakeOut.com learned that the mayor of Fairfax, Virginia, has resigned from office. Mayor Richard “Scott” Silverthorne was arrested last week on charged that he allegedly exchanged crystal meth to undercover detectives in exchange for sex.
Mayor Silverthorne, 50, was arrested and charged with felony distribution of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after a sting operation that had been underway since July led an undercover detective to the mayor, who provided detectives with methamphetamine.
The detectives had contacted the mayor through a gay website, according to the Fairfax City Police Department. He described himself as a fundamentalist Christian, on campaign flyers.