Agence France-PresseNovember 19, 2013 20:47
First-term US congressman Trey Radel of Florida has been arrested for possession of cocaine, court documents showed Tuesday.
A form filed with Washington DC Superior Court says Radel, a 37-year-old Republican, will be arraigned Wednesday on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance.
Radel issued a statement saying he was "profoundly sorry to let down my family... and the people of Southwest Florida." He did not mention cocaine.
"I struggle with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice," he said.