I think we need to start drug screening Congressmen. The law by the way has not been enacted due to a judge putting it on hold. It was passed in 2011. Governor Rick Scott was hot after this bill convinced that Medicaid and Welfare recipients had too many druggies in the crowd. The state did have a four month run and had 108 negative tests and only 2.6 percent failed. The state had to pay for than $100,000 to adults who paid for the test and passed.
“The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals did not evaluate the constitutionality of Florida's law, though judges remarked they were skeptical of it surviving the lawsuit. In a 30-page decision, Judge Rosemary Barkett said attorneys for the state did not prove that children of families who receive TANF are more at risk without drug testing in place.”
So again, cheaper to drug test Congressmen, you think? Over the years I worked for companies that had drug testing that was random and that’s a company decision of course and not a law. So now we get to probably pay for his rehab? Funny drug dealer turned him in and bought his stuff right in DC. BD
(CNN) -- U.S. Rep. Trey Radel was sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor cocaine possession -- a charge that authorities say came after he bought a small amount of cocaine in a sting in the nation's capital last month.
Radel, a 37-year-old first-term Republican from Florida, said at his sentencing in D.C. Superior Court that he plans to enter an inpatient drug treatment program in Naples, Florida. It wasn't immediately clear how long he would be in treatment.
The plea and sentence were part of a deal that Radel's attorney struck with federal prosecutors. He could have received a maximum sentence of 180 days imprisonment or a $1,000 fine, or both. Instead, he was placed on one year probation, and if it is "successfully completed," his guilty plea will be cleared from his record.