MIAMI (CBS4)- The daughter of a state senator was arrested last week on felony grand theft and drug charges in Miami-Dade County, according to court records.

“My daughter unfortunately has a drug issue, and we’re doing the best we can,” Ellyn Bogdanoff said in a telephone interview on Tuesday, according to The Sun Sentinel.

Danna Bogdanoff, 19, was arrested on Friday on one felony count each of third-degree grand theft, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, possession of a controlled substance, and possesion of burglary tools, the records show. She also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, said since she posted her daughter’s bail and the two talked over the weekend, the young woman has entered a drug-treatment program. It’s a second attempt at rehabilitation, she said, and declined to elaborate further on the “personal family matter.”

The legislator, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, said she has pushed variations of a bill aimed at offering drug offenders rehabilitation, instead of long prison terms, since she first went to Tallahassee in 2004.

“Any life experience can be attached to any legislation I do,” Bogdanoff said. But the bill has “absolutely nothing to do with my daughter.”


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