Published on June 17th, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
Former Alameda County Supervisor Charged for Drugs and Child Abuse
Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer has been charged with drug violations and child endangerment after being found with methamphetamine at a home in Orange County, authorities said Wednesday.
Lockyer was staying with her 9-year-old son at a relative’s home in Orange on Aug. 28 when police received reports that she was in possession of drugs there, said Farrah Emami, spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney’s office.
Officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, including tubular aluminum foil with a burned end, according to the criminal complaint. Lockyer showed “objective signs of being under the influence of a drug,” Emami said.
Lockyer was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony, and three misdemeanors: being under the influence of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and child abuse.
Lockyer pleaded not guilty last Thursday in Orange County Superior Court and was released on her own recognizance, Emami said.
Her attorney, Allan Stokke of Newport Beach, said Wednesday, “Nadia recognizes her error, and she intends to take all appropriate action to regain her health.”
Her arrest comes two months after her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Nadia Lockyer crashed her car into a light pole and a tree outside the couple’s Hayward home after her husband gave her the news. She told The Chronicle that she had thought someone was following her and crashed when she phoned her husband to report her suspicions.
Nadia Lockyer’s troubles began in February after she reported that she had been assaulted by an ex-boyfriend at a Newark hotel. She later said she had met the ex-boyfriend while attending treatment programs for chemical and alcohol dependency. She resigned from the Board of Supervisors in April.
Tom Dressler, Bill Lockyer’s spokesman, said Wednesday that the couple’s son has returned to live with his father.
“He is living with Bill in the Bay Area, and he is safe and sound,” Dressler said. “Bill hopes Nadia has a safe recovery.”
Source: sfgate.com “Former Alameda County Supervisor Charged for Drugs and Child Abuse,” June 17, 2013.