Rep. Trey Radel: Congressman to return to work after finishing program at Florida rehab facility

A spokesman for Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) says the Congressman will return to work on Capitol Hill next week.

Radel was sentenced to one year probation and left Congress to attend a rehab program after being charged with possession of cocaine on October 29th.

The Florida Republican purchased the drug from an undercover officer, according to reports. 

Radel left rehab less than a month later after pleading guilty to the charge, and announced that he would return to work, and not step down as the Congressman for Florida's 19th district.

"I look forward to getting back to work next week representing my neighbors in Southwest Florida as they face the burdens of Obamacare, a jobless recovery, and a federal government that continues to spend more than it takes in," said Radel in a statement to NBC News. 

Radel has not voted since November 15th.
 


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