Ex-madam and New York City comptroller candidate Kristin Davis was arrested Monday in Manhattan for selling prescription drugs, the FBI announced Tuesday.
“Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in this country,” U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara said. “This office has a zero tolerance policy towards anyone who helps to spread this plague at any level.”
Davis is charged with four counts of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances, including pills that contained Oxycodone and Amphetamine. Each complaint details occasions between January and April of 2013 when Davis and an accomplice sold hundreds of prescription pills to a witness.
The witness was a drug dealer Davis was familiar with, who had been arrested in December 2012 and agreed to work with the FBI in the hope of receiving lesser charges.
The director-in-charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI George Venizelos announced that the former madam will appear in federal court on Tuesday afternoon.
“This type of criminal activity is illegal for citizens,” Venizelos said, “and is especially unbecoming for a person seeking public office in the City of New York."
Despite Venizelos opinion of professionalism, a seemingly disgraced reputation hasn’t stopped Anthony Weiner or Eliot Spitzer from pursuing political careers.
If charged, Davis could face up to 80 years in prison.