Florida Rep. "Trey" Radel pleads guilty to cocaine possession - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Elder grad, former Fla. congressman checks into rehab

Rep. Trey Radel was born in Cincinnati and is a 1994 graduate of Elder High School. Rep. Trey Radel was born in Cincinnati and is a 1994 graduate of Elder High School.
Photo posted on House Speaker John Boehner’s official website from a blog post about House members who graduated from Greater Cincinnati Catholic high schools. From L to R: Rep. Brad Wenstrup, Rep. Steve Chabot, Boehner and Rep. Trey Radel. Photo posted on House Speaker John Boehner’s official website from a blog post about House members who graduated from Greater Cincinnati Catholic high schools. From L to R: Rep. Brad Wenstrup, Rep. Steve Chabot, Boehner and Rep. Trey Radel.
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

An Elder High School graduate turned Florida congressman has checked himself into rehab hours after taking a leave of absence from Congress on Thursday.

Henry "Trey" Radel, 37, has represented Florida's 19th congressional district since 2013. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Radel was arrested for possession of cocaine on October 29.

Radel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession Wednesday in court.

According to a CNN report, the 37-year-old legislator released a statement saying he's "profoundly sorry" to let down his family and people of southwest Florida. He went on to say he struggles "With the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice."

Radel was born in Cincinnati and is a 1994 graduate of Elder High School. After graduation, Radel left Ohio to attend Loyola University in Chicago. He was elected last year and represents Florida's 19th district.

Radel's family owns a funeral home in Cincinnati.

Read the entire report here.

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