BUSTED: Florida Congressman Busted in Cocaine Sting
Rob Ford may have a new American counterpart. Florida Congressman Trey Radel was busted in a Washington, D.C. sting and is being changed with cocaine possession, according to a senior Drug Enforcement Administration official.
According to the official, the congressman was fingered by a dealer who was arrested by members of a federal task force. Working with the dealer, the feds set up a sting and Radel was arrested on October 29th when he bought some cocaine.
Radel is set to appear on Wednesday in District of Columbia Superior Court to face the charge of misdemeanor cocaine possession. If found guilty, he faces a maximum 180 days in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.
Radel said in a statement on Tuesday, "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."