NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Kristin Davis, a candidate for New York City comptroller known as the “Manhattan madam,” has been arrested on charges of selling prescription painkillers, authorities announced Tuesday afternoon.
According to federal officials, Davis allegedly sold hundreds of pills, including oxycodone, for Ecstasy and cash. Adderall and Xanax were also involved in the transactions, prosecutors said.
Davis, 38, was charged with four counts of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
As CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported, Davis was arrested Monday, and made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.