Transcript for Florida Rep. Trey Radel Pleads Guilty to Possession of Cocaine
developments in the drug bust of a congressman, tray radel. He was in court today pleading guilty to charges of cocaine possession as we learn more about how federal agents caught him. Here's abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. Reporter: Today congressman trey radel took the walk no politician wants to make, the walk of shame. As he left the court after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. It was long distance from the hallowed halls of congress for a first time conservative who pushed for drug testing of food stamp recipients. We stand up and say our society is not about us, the federal government but about we the people. Reporter: But randel's conservative image evaporated when his cocaine dealer told fbi and dea agents he was a regular customer. ON OCTOBER 29th, THEY SET UP A Sting right here outside this upscale restaurant in WASHINGTON'S DuPONT CIRCLE. Today he through himself on the mercy of the court saying, your honor, I apologize for what i have done. I've hit the bottom. Radel was sentenced to one year probation. He now says he's an alcoholic headed to rehab. Pierre thomas, abc news, washington.
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