Nadia Lockyer, the former Alameda County supervisor, has added legal troubles to her marital woes after she was arrested on drug and child endangerment charges for allegedly having methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in her home.
Lockyer's husband, California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, 71, cited "irreconcilable differences" when he filed for a divorce in July, according to the Contra Costa Times.
Now Nadia Lockyer, 41, is facing further damage to her personal life, which may include not being able to be with her 9-year-old son if she's found guilty of the child endangerment charges stemming from her Aug. 28 arrest, the paper reported Thursday.
The drug and child endangerment charges against Lockyer surfaced following an anonymous caller who told police there were drugs in an Orange County home where Lockyer and her son were staying with a relative, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Police found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, including tubular aluminum foil with a burned end, at the house, said Orange County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Farrah Emami.
"When they later contacted [Lockyer,] she showed objective signs of being under the influence of a drug," Emami said, according to the Mercury News.
The former Alameda County supervisor pleaded not guilty to the charges against her on Aug. 30, the paper reported. Lockyer is next scheduled to appear in court Monday.
In the interim, Lockyer is staying at National Therapeutic Services, a drug rehab center in Newport Beach, Calif., according to OC Weekly.
Bill Lockyer, who married Nadia in 2003, said through a spokesman that he hopes the rehab is successful.
"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," Tom Dresslar, the spokesman, told the Contra Costa Times.
Known as a local power couple, according to the paper, Lockyer supported his wife's bid for Alameda County supervisor by transferring $1.5 million from his campaign committee to hers, which was used to mount an ad campaign against a rival.
But Bill Lockyer ended up filing for divorce against Nadia in July. On the same day as the papers were filed, Nadia crashed her car into a light pole and tree near their Hayward Hills, Calif., home while talking on her cell phone, police told the Contra Costa Times. Nadia was not booked on any charges due to the incident, which police said alcohol did not play a role in causing.