Another beautiful story about a Dear Leader (politician) caught doing the very things he and his ruin other people’s lives over as part of their daily “work”:
Following in the footsteps of Marion Barry, another DC-area mayor has experienced a stunning fall from grace as the result of a drugs and sex scandal. Yesterday, the Fairfax County Police Department arrested Fairfax City Mayor Richard “Scott” Silverthorne in an undercover sting where Silverthorne is alleged to have traded methamphetamine for sexual encounters with men.
The Fairfax County Police Department press release describes how this order-giver became a target of the order followers:
In late July, the Organized Crime and Narcotics (OCN) Division received information about a possible distributor of methamphetamine and immediately began an investigative inquiry. Based on information obtained during the investigation, a suspect was identified who was allegedly distributing methamphetamine through a website used to arrange for casual sexual encounters between men.
On Thursday, August 4, the Street Crimes Unit (part of the Organized Crime and Narcotics Division) met the suspect at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 1960 Chain Bridge Road in Tysons Corner. The initial suspect was identified as Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, of Fairfax. Silverthorne provided methamphetamine to the undercover detectives and was subsequently arrested and charged with felony distribution of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
An undercover detective created a profile on this website and within a few days, the suspect made contact through the website. After the initial exchange, the suspect communicated via text messaging. During the course of communication, the suspect advised that he could provide methamphetamine for sexual encounters. Undercover detectives agreed to meet the suspect for a group sexual encounter in exchange for methamphetamine. The suspect arranged to bring methamphetamine along with other men to the engagement.
Silverthorne’s alleged suppliers, Juan Jose Fernandez and Caustin Lee McLaughlin were also arrested and charged with felony distribution of methamphetamine, felony possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. McLaughlin caught an additional charge of felony obstruction of justice for resisting arrest.
“We were provided with information from a citizen that the mayor was possibly involved in a web site where he meets other men and it was alleged that the mayor was exchanging methamphetamines in exchange for sex.”While the news release makes it sound like the FCPD did not initially know that they were investigating the mayor, Captain Jack Harden confirmed during a press conference that they knew this from the outset.