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Treasurer Lockyer's estranged wife arrested on drug charges

September 5, 2012 |  5:52 pm

Nadia Lockyer, then Nadia Davis, on the Santa Ana school boardA former Bay Area supervisor Nadia Lockyer -- who has struggled publicly with substance-abuse problems that led her to resign earlier this year -- faces criminal charges in Orange County following her arrest on suspicion of possessing and being under the influence of drugs, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Nadia Lockyer, the estranged wife of the state treasurer Bill Lockyer and an Alameda County supervisor until April of this year, was arrested by the Orange Police Department on Aug. 28, after law enforcement received a call from a tipster saying she was in possession of drugs, said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office.

When police went to a home where Nadia Lockyer was living with her 9-year-old son, police found she was in possession of methamphetamine and saw "objective signs" that she was under the influence of the drug, Emami said.

Police also found drug paraphernalia, including an opium pipe and tubular aluminum foil with a burned end, according to the criminal complaint.

Nadia Lockyer is a native of Orange County and a former trustee for the Santa Ana Board of Education, elected in 1998. Lockyer resigned her position in Alameda County amid a months-long drug and sex scandal.

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Photo: Nadia Lockyer, then Nadia Davis, when she was on the Santa Ana school board. Credit: Los Angeles Times.
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