Police in late July received a tip that the mayor was possibly providing meth in exchange for sex on a website used to arrange casual sexual encounters between men.
An undercover detective created a profile on the website, and within a few days, Silverthorne made contact, according to police.
The mayor allegedly told the detective he could provide meth "in exchange for sexual encounters," according to police. The detective agreed to meet with Silverthorne, and Silverthorne agreed to bring other men to the engagement, police say.
On Thursday, Silverthorne brought the meth to the Chain Bridge Road hotel, police say. He was arrested and charged with felony distribution of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
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