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Nadia Lockyer Found with Meth, Drug Paraphernalia in So Cal

The former Alameda County supervisor was arrested last week on drug and child endangerment charges, according to media reports.

Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Davis Lockyer’ faces a felony drug possession charge and three misdemeanor charges after being arrested in Orange County last week, prosecutors said today.

Orange County District Attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami said police on Aug. 28 went to a home in the city of Orange where Lockyer and her 9-year-old son were living with a relative after they received a tip that Lockyer might have drugs there.

Emami said officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia -- tubular aluminum foil with a burned end. Officers also believed that Lockyer showed objective signs of being under the influence of a drug, Emami said.

Lockyer, 41, was arrested and on Aug. 29 she was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and three misdemeanors: being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.

Lockyer pleaded not guilty to all the charges on Aug. 30 and was released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to return to Orange County Superior Court on Monday for a pretrial hearing.

Lockyer's attorney, Allan Stokke, said, "She recognizes her error and expects and intends to take all appropriate actions to regain her health."

Lockyer was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in November 2010 after being endorsed by many of the top Democrats in California, including her husband, Treasurer Bill Lockyer, Gov. Jerry Brown, who was the state's Attorney General at the time, and former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

The District 2 seat that she served encompasses Hayward, Newark and Union City and parts of Fremont and Sunol. But Lockyer announced her resignation on April 20, saying she wasn't able to be a good mother to her child and represent her 325,000 constituents "while also trudging the waters of early recovery from addiction and the aftermath of interpersonal violence."

Lockyer apparently was referring to an incident at a motel in Newark on Feb. 3 in which she alleges that an ex-boyfriend assaulted her.

Lockyer previously announced on Feb. 14 that she was taking a leave of absence from her post because she was at a wellness and recovery center to be treated for "chemical dependency and chronic pain" stemming from a past car accident and injuries she said she suffered in the alleged assault.

Bill Lockyer, 71, filed for divorce in Alameda County Superior Court on July 13.

At 5:10 p.m. that same day, Nadia Lockyer was talking on her cell phone when she went off the road while driving in the 3690 block of Oakes Drive in Hayward, near the couple's home in the Hayward hills, according to Hayward police spokesman Sgt. Eric Krimm.

He said Lockyer's car hit a light pole and struck a tree and she suffered some facial cuts and complained of pain in her arm. Krimm said her car's air bag deployed so she was taken to a hospital by ambulance as a precautionary measure but she was treated and released.

Lockyer was alone in her car and didn't injure anyone else, he said. Investigators determined that the accident was caused by unsafe turning and inattention due to using her cellphone but there's no indication she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Krumm said. Lockyer was not cited and no charges were filed because she was the only person injured in the accident, he said.

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Papa Shongo September 05, 2012 at 11:40 PM
she bad though
Patricia September 05, 2012 at 11:46 PM
It is so sad what addictions do. She's the only one who can make herself better. Nadia you can do this, kick the habit do it for yourself it's okay.
julio September 05, 2012 at 11:56 PM
does her being caught with meth last week in the OC dictate a breaking news e-mail from the patch?
Mona Taplin September 06, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Yes, I think it's breaking news. Isn't it too bad that sometimes those who seem to have so much going for them wind up the victim of drugs and/or alcohol abuse? Chances are good thais woman has had people covering up for her in the past which not only didn't help, it made it worse. Enabling isn't an option in cases like this.
Rene Ornelas September 06, 2012 at 12:31 AM
That's a damn shame, the choices people make, its always the kids that get hurt
James Nelson September 06, 2012 at 12:58 AM
What do you expect from a Meth head? There's only two proven ways to cure a Meth Addict. The first is sending them to Prison for 10 + years (let em dry out) and second Overdose. Either way it's a long road to recovery.
Dan Arnhem September 06, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Yes and now replace Nadia with shoplifting Mary Hayashi. Gosh, thank goodness Nadia Lockyer had the good sense to resign. I hope she finds the help she needs to get well and recover her life. Last year, we also thought that Mary Hayashi would have the decency to resign in shame after her felony shoplifting arrest. Not the case, she spent $20,000 on polling and was told if she ran a slick campaign she could get elected to Nadia Lockyer's supervisor seat. Why? Because her political team told her it would be a special election and that she'd only need to fool a portion of the people, not 50% like in most election. She can win with as little as 30% So now, in 9 weeks we face the prospect of another criminal being elected to that Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Even worse, Mary Hayashi is still on 30 months probation for her crime and would serve out the entire remaining two years of Lockyer's term ALL of it still on probation for shoplifting $2,500 worth of goods. OH yes, after telling everyone a brain tumor made her do it, now Mary Hayashi says it was all just a "absentminded error" and that she was all busy on her cell phone when she left the store with all that merchandise. Funny though, the SF District Attorney, George Gascon says he charged her with a felony because it had all the "elements" of a felony crime. He said, that included "intent". So much for Mary's claim of being "absentminded"
Limahuli September 06, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Wow...not sure what's up with my attention span, but I totally missed the mention of Mary Hayashi in the original story. Thanks for pointing out this very relevant issue.
Eva Angvert Harren September 06, 2012 at 03:51 AM
So, I guess the 'third' way would be to heal the wound that created the need to 'numb the pain' in the first place. Eva
Eva Angvert Harren September 06, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Was it Carl Jung who said something like 'I rather be whole than good'? Maybe this was a 'cry for help' in a backwards way. Eva
Dave Merc September 06, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Dave Merc... I met Nadia in CDRP nice lady. All i can say is drugs & alcohol are tuff to beat i didnt ask for addiction it just happened. I wish her all the best in getting her life back together. As for you people who think your so perfect and think its right to talk shit about other people. You should value your time better maybe go help someone in need like a kid, senior, family member, a stranger. Your not perfect either! Thanks Dave 102 days clean and sober!
Geoff Burton September 06, 2012 at 06:10 AM
Well done Dave, I wish you a life time of clean and sober, as for the rest I think Schadenfreude , explains it.
Geoff Burton September 06, 2012 at 06:16 AM
Mary Hayashi is full of ..it and unless the majority of the voters are brain dead we won't see her in Ms Lockyer's seat.
James Nelson September 06, 2012 at 07:14 AM
Yeah but that's not always the case. A lot of Meth Addicts or really any kind of Addict will make up excuses for why they need to continue using. When in actuality, they started using because they CHOSE to. In most cases people aren't forced to do Meth, they make a conscious decision to try it and it leads to Addiction. Their problem. I have no Sympathy for the Weak.Life sucks, get over it! The rest of us manage to pull thru without having to resort to Alcohol or Drug Usage. It's called being an Adult and finding your way. Most of us don't have someone to hold our hand.
Dan Arnhem September 06, 2012 at 08:51 AM
Geoff, a special election Hayashi only needs 30% to win. You are sadly naive if you think Mary needs a "majority" to win. There are 4 candidates and even 30% to 33% could win. She only has to fool 1 in 3 voters, and you'll have a convicted shoplifter, on probation, holding down that post, and getting $150,000 per year. A criminal who wouldn't even be hired by Macys, will be controlling your county budgets and laws. So, it only takes 1 in 3 voters to be "brain dead" as you put it. Call someone you know in Hayward, explain it to them. Make sure they do NOT vote for Mary Hayashi. Don't reward criminal behavior with a promotionn and salary hike.
David Mills (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Hey, folks: A couple comments were deleted here due to inappropriate content. Let's keep to the serious issue at hand... which most of you have done
Patrick Wong September 06, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Totally! Imagine that your mom suddenly takes you somewhere even though you're supposed to start school tomorrow. Then, she starts taking drugs and talks to you in a weird voice, and she's like a completely different person - she's not your mommy anymore. And when you ask her about it, she doesn't remember what she did.
Nadja Adolf September 08, 2012 at 08:24 PM
John Burton actually had to resign from the US House of Representatives because of cocaine addiction and alcoholism; after a few years of practicing law, he was in the California legislature and very powerful. Now he is a big honcho in the state Democratic Party. The reality is that even after the new redistricting, the state is *still* gerrymandered, and any addict the Democratic Party chooses to run will win. So, if you voted for a candidate with problems, you have only yourself to blame, if the problems, as in Mr. Burton's case, were and are widely known.
Nadja Adolf September 08, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Her original explanation left a lot to be desired - a brain tumor impaired her judgment in a shopping center - but it doesn't affect her in her office?

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