13 March 2017
SEATTLE TIMES (AP) — A former Virginia mayor has pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine after a drugs-for-sex sting.
News outlets report that former Fairfax Mayor R. Scott Silverthorne entered the plea Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court.
Silverthorne had been free on bond, but the judge ordered him held in jail until his June sentencing. Attorney Brian Drummond says Silverthorne faces up to 40 years in prison, but will likely get a light sentence or probation.
Police say Silverthorne gave an undercover detective 2 grams of methamphetamine before his arrest.