READ: Charging Document For Rep. Trey Radel

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia on Tuesday released the charging document against Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL). 

Radel was charged Tuesday in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia with misdemeanor possession of cocaine. He faces a maximum of 180 days in prison and/or a $1,000 fine. Radel is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

Bill Miller, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, told TPM on Tuesday that Radel was never arrested in connection with the case.

“Congressman Radel was not arrested,” Miller wrote in an email. “He was charged today and has his first court appearance tomorrow.”

Read the charging document: 

Rep. Trey Radel Charging Document

This post has been updated.

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