U.S. Rep. Trey Radel at Hazelden
Reporter describes talking to Trey Radel
Congressman Radel's press conference
He will take leave of absence.
U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fort Myers, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession on Nov. 20, 2013, receiving a 1-year probation sentence. Here is a timeline of our coverage since his cocaine possession charge:
Nov. 19, 2013 - U.S. Rep. Trey Radel was scheduled to appear in court one day after the D.C. Superior Courts charged him with possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Radel was arrested on Oct. 29 for possession of cocaine. Click here to read story
Nov. 20, 2013 - Rep. Trey Radel will not resign from office, but said during a press conference that he planned to take a leave of absence as he seeks treatment following a guilty plea on cocaine possession charges. Click here to read story
Nov. 21, 2013 - Amy Radel says there are brighter days ahead for her husband, Trey. The former Southwest Florida TV anchorwoman defended her embattled husband and congressman, who pleaded guilty to a drug charge in federal court. Click here to read story
Nov. 22, 2013 - Rep. Trey Radel checks into rehab at Hazelden in Naples. Addiction comes with a high price for Radel beyond the political and personal fall out. The 37-year-old freshman congressman is receiving treatment that costs nearly $21,000 a month or more at the treatment facility. Click here to read story
Nov. 23, 2013 - Southwest Floridians knew Trey Radel as a family man with conservative values, a ready smile and a gregarious nature. Now they know a side of Radel they never guessed was there. Click here to read story
Nov. 25, 2013 - Collier and Lee County Republican leaders said in a statement Monday night it would be in everyone's best interest for Southwest Florida Congressman Trey Radel to resign. The executive board of the Lee County GOP met Monday to discuss Radel’s arrest on cocaine charges and his future and issued a statement that mirrored Collier's. Click here to read story
Nov. 26, 2013 – Daily News reporter Kristine Gill spoke with Trey Radel on Tuesday morning at his treatment facility in downtown Naples. He said he's being harassed as he tries to focus on his health. Click here to read story
Jan. 4, 2014 – Less than two months after taking a leave of absence, U.S. Rep. Trey Radel is heading back to Congress. Armed with a legislative to-do list for the second half of his first two-year term, he said he's eager to get back to work. Click here to read story.
Jan. 8, 2014 - On his first full day back in Washington, Rep. Trey Radel spent the day meeting with his staff and members of Congress — continuing to apologize. Click here to read story.
Jan. 27, 2014 - Trey Radel submitted his letter of resignation to House Speak John Boehner. His resignation will go into effect at 6:30 p.m. Click here to read story.
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