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Following drug arrest, Nadia Lockyer wins right to visit son

September 10, 2012 | 12:40 pm

NadiaNadia Lockyer, the former Bay Area supervisor and estranged wife of California's state treasurer, will be allowed to visit her 9-year-old following her drug arrest in Orange County last month.

An Orange County Superior Court judge granted Lockyer visitation rights following a brief court hearing Monday.

Lockyer, a former Alameda County supervisor, was arrested by Orange police on Aug. 28 after a tipster told authorities that the 41-year-old woman was in possession of drugs, prosecutors said.

At the time, Lockyer was living with her son at a relative’s home in Orange. When police arrived, they found drug paraphernalia and observed that Lockyer appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine, prosecutors said.

On Monday, a judge granted a modified protective order allowing Lockyer to call her son and also to visit with him as long as the boy’s father is present, said deputy district attorney Andrew Katz.

Katz said that the boy’s father, Bill Lockyer, agreed to the modifications.

Nadia Lockyer is out of jail on the condition that she remain in a drug treatment program, Katz said. She could qualify for a diversion program.

Lockyer pleaded not guilty to drug possession, being under the influence and child endangerment on Aug. 30.

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

Bill Lockyer filed for divorce in July, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Shortly after, Lockyer was involved in a car accident near the couple’s home where she knocked down a light pole and hit a tree.

Police said there was no indication of drugs or alcohol being involved.


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Photo: Nadia Lockyer. Credit: Los Angeles Times.