CAPE CORAL (CBSMiami/AP) – After his stint in rehab, a Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession said he’s ready to get back to work.
Republican Rep. Trey Radel says he’s looking forward to representing his southwest Florida constituents in Washington.READ MORE: 3 Children Injured In NW Miami-Dade Crash
In November, Radel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year of probation. He admitted to purchasing 3.5 grams of cocaine from an undercover officer in Washington on Oct. 29.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Residents Gather To Protest Closure Of Matheson Hammock Park's West Entrance
The House Ethics Committee is investigating his conduct.
The 37-year-old freshman has resisted calls from several GOP leaders, including Gov. Rick Scott, to resign. Last month, Radel pledged to regain the trust of his constituents by redoubling his legislative efforts in the capital.MORE NEWS: RNC Donors Gather To Hear Trump, Others In Palm Beach, The GOP's 'New Political Power Center'
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