Look out Rob Ford... you got some competition. I honestly think that all public officials should be tested. And I also honestly think that the amounts busted would be astronomically higher than most would expect.
Rep. Trey Radel busted in cocaine sting
Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., was caught buying drugs as part of a federal investigation into a Washington, D.C., drug ring last month and is being charged with cocaine possession, according to a senior Drug Enforcement Administration official.
The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case, said several federal agencies working as part of a task force arrested a dealer who told them one of his cocaine customers was a congressman. The dealer, working with federal agents, set up a buy on Oct. 29, and Radel, a freshman congressman first elected last year, purchased the cocaine, the official said.
FBI agents later went to Radel's apartment, where they detained him, the official said. Radel hired a defense attorney who negotiated charges with a prosecutor, the official said. Law enforcement agents never handcuffed Radel or took him to jail, the official said
Radel will appear Wednesday in District of Columbia Superior Court to face the misdemeanor
cocaine possession charge.
The charge carries a statutory maximum sentence of 180 days of imprisonment and/or a fine of $1,000, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Also, don't you just love the preferential tiered police treatment? Do you think we should get a pool going based on the "and/or" $1,000 fine? My money is on the "or".