Skip to comments.Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer arrested on meth, child-endangerment charges
Posted on 09/05/2012 4:16:48 PM PDT by SmithL
Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, estranged wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, faces drug and child-endangerment charges after her arrest last week in Orange County.
Police went to the Orange home where Lockyer, 41, and her 9-year-old son, Diego, were visiting a relative on Aug. 28 after a caller tipped them that she might have drugs there, said Farrah Emami, spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia -- tubular aluminum foil with a burned end -- at the house.
"When they later contacted the defendant, she showed objective signs of being under the influence of a drug," Emami said.
Lockyer, 41, was arrested and is charged with felony methamphetamine possession and three misdemeanors: being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse and endangerment. The latter charge was lodged because the drug was found in the room Lockyer was sharing with her son, Emami said.
Lockyer entered "not guilty" pleas to all the counts on Aug. 30 and was released on her own recognizance to National Therapeutic Services, an Orange County drug rehab center offering mental health and addiction services. She's due back in court Monday for a pre-trial hearing.
Lockyer's attorney, Allan Stokke of Newport Beach, didn't immediately return a call Wednesday afternoon.
Lockyer resigned her District 2 supervisorial seat April 20, months after a Feb. 3 incident in a Newark hotel room brought her extramarital affair and her drug addiction into the public eye. She had told police that Stephen Chikhani of San Jose -- her lover since 2010 -- had attacked her in the room she had rented for herself and her son following an argument with her husband. After a lengthy review of the evidence, the state Justice Department announced April 30 that no charges would be filed against Chikhani.
Lockyer this summer sought a restraining order to keep Chikhani away from her and her family; a hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning in Pleasanton. Attorney Mark Ressa of San Ramon, representing her in that matter, couldn't immediately be reached for comment Wednesday. Chikhani has denied stalking, bothering or wanting anything to do with Lockyer.
Bill Lockyer, 71, filed for divorce in July, citing "irreconcilable differences" and seeking joint physical and legal custody of their son.
Spokesman Tom Dresslar said Wednesday that "Bill hopes Nadia has a successful recovery, and he also wants to make clear that Diego is living with him in the Bay Area and he's safe and sound."
The Lockyers had wed in 2003. One veteran political operative at the time called it "a match made in political heaven." Sharing a Hayward hills home, they became a prominent Democratic "power couple" from whom many local candidates sought blessings and support.
Bill Lockyer transferred about $1.5 million from his campaign committee to his wife's 2010 campaign for supervisor, allowing her to swamp her rivals in a blizzard of direct mail and advertising.
The fruits and nuts need representation too.
You could see this one coming a mile away.
This soap opera has been renewed for another season.
Nadia definitely needs her picture posted. She is very cute, if you don't mind those crazy eyes. She looks like the "he's my boyfriend, just doesn't know it yet" type - no doubt she proposed to her 71 y/o husband on their first date.
I can’t seem to find any mention of party affiliation so I’ll guess Dem.
anyone surprised?? bueller?
It’s time they arrest Bill Lockyer, who is the financier and enabler of this pagent of absurdity.
It's there, but it's near the bottom. If she were a Republican, we all know it would be in the first sentence.
>> “Attorney Mark Ressa of San Ramon, representing her in that matter...” <<
Now there’s a deviant, marxist moron!
This woman (using the term loosely) surrounds herself with paragons of disgust.
Bill is far worse than Nadia, believe me!
When I saw info on this case months ago, I was blown away that she had spent millions of dollars on a campaign for a county office.
I realize that LA is a huge place, but still....
>> “ bueller” <<
LOL! - Fits Bill to a T.
Studboy problems, drug problems, marriage a flaming wreck? Hey, no problem if you are a CA ‘Rat! DiFi will retire one of these days, and then watch out for “Senator Lockyer”!/sarcasm;)
If you don’t mind body lice, have a seat next to her.
rich and power hungry
Nowhere near LA.
Lockyer was originally from Castro Valley, and moved to Pleasanton when the Chollo population of CV got unseemly.
She will go far. When she’s sentenced to rehab for 30 days and 14 days of “community Service”, she will probably run for mayor. And, win!! Seems being a druggie or having a nice, long rap sheet is a prerequisite for higher office in the democrat party.
Word has it that meth is next to impossible to kick.
This chick had every reason to stop, and couldn’t.
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