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Freshman GOP Rep. Reportedly Arrested For Cocaine Possession

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"Believe me, I am disappointed in myself, and I stand ready to face the consequences of my actions."

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 9: U.S. Rep. Trey Radel (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) was arrested for possession of cocaine in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, according to court documents obtained by Politico Tuesday.

Records available online for the representative's legal name, Henry J. Radel, appear to confirm the arrest. He is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Wednesday, court records also show.

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) was reportedly arrested for cocaine possession last month. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Radel, a freshman representative, faces a maximum of 180 days in jail in addition to a possible $1,000 fine, according to Politico.

The congressman released a statement Tuesday saying he was "profoundly sorry" to let down his family and constituents.

"I struggle with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely impossible choice," Radel said. "As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them."

"In facing this charge, I realize the disappointment my family, friends and constituents must feel," he added. "Believe me, I am disappointed in myself, and I stand ready to face the consequences of my actions."

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