Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) will resign from Congress on Monday, according to multiple sources. Radel, 37, was caught buying cocaine last year from an undercover federal agent in Washington and spent nearly a month in a rehabilitation facility. He returned to Congress after the winter recess.
Trey Radel, the Florida freshman congressman charged with cocaine possession last November, returned to the Capitol after a stint in rehab only to learn that he'd picked up a primary challenger. Paige Kreegel, a former member of the Florida State House, formally launched a campaign to unseat Radel Tuesday.
Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., was arrested for possession of cocaine, according to court documents. Radel, a freshman first elected last year, will be arraigned Wednesday in District of Columbia Superior Court. He was arrested Oct. 29 for "unlawfully, knowingly and intentionally" possessing "a quantity of cocaine," according to a charging document from the U.S. attorney's office.
Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), a freshman congressman, was arrested last month for cocaine possession in the District of Columbia, according to D.C. Superior Court documents obtained by Politico.
Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 29 and charged with possession of cocaine, Politico reported on Tuesday. Radel, a first-term congressman, is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday at 9:00AM. The maximum penalty for possession of cocaine, a misdemeanor, is 180 days in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.
Well, the headline pretty much covers it: Politico reports that freshman GOP Rep. Trey Radel, who represents Florida's 19th Congressional District, was arrested late last month in Washington, D.C. for possession of cocaine. He's due in court tomorrow, but so far, there are no further details about how Radel was nabbed or how much of the white stuff he had on him, though he's apparently been charged with a misdemeanor.
Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., is "profoundly sorry" after being arrested Oct. 29 and charged Tuesday in Washington, D.C., for misdemeanor cocaine possession. "I struggle with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice," Radel, who's serving his first term in the U.S. House, said in a statement Tuesday. "Believe me, I am disappointed in myself, and I stand ready to face the consequences of my actions.