Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) was arrested on October 29 for possession of cocaine, Politico reports.
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Below, more from the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida congressman has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession in Washington.
District of Columbia court records show charges against Congressman Henry "Trey" Radel were filed Tuesday.
The 37-year-old Radel, a Republican, was elected in 2012. Telephone and e-mail messages left with Radel's spokeswoman, Amanda Nunez, were not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.
Radel is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.
UPDATE -- 5:09 p.m.: Radel released the following statement:
I'm profoundly sorry to let down my family, particularly my wife and son, and the people of Southwest Florida. I struggle with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them.
In facing this charge, I realize the disappointment my family, friends and constituents must feel. Believe me, I am disappointed in myself, and I stand ready to face the consequences of my actions.
However, this unfortunate event does have a positive side. It offers me an opportunity to seek treatment and counseling. I know I have a problem and will do whatever is necessary to overcome it, hopefully setting an example for others struggling with this disease.
Please keep my family in your prayers.
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