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Ex-mayor pleads guilty to distributing meth following sting

Published Monday March 13

Scott Silverthorne entered the plea Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

FAIRFAX, Va. — A former VA 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 Mon in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Silverthorne had been free on bond, but the judge ordered the person held in jail until his June sentencing. Attorney Brian Drummond says Silverthorne faces up to fourty years in prison, but will likely get a light sentence or probation.

Police say Silverthorne gave an undercover detective two grams of methamphetamine before his arrest.

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