Kristin Davis, the former madam and current candidate for New York City comptroller, was arrested for allegedly selling hundreds of prescription pills, including drugs containing oxycodone and amphetamine.
Prosecutors said Davis was arrested in Manhattan on Monday.
She is 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 alleged, Kristin Davis sold dangerous and highly addictive prescription pills to a known drug dealer on repeated occasions in exchange for cash," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a press release.