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Out of rehab, Radel to return to House next week

The Florida congressman charged with cocaine possession last year will be returning to work on Capitol Hill next week.

Republican Rep. Trey Radel will be back on the job for the first time since he was charged with possession of cocaine after purchasing the drug from an undercover officer on October 29. 

"I look forward to getting back to work next week representing my neighbors in Southwest Florida as they face the burdens of Obamacare, a jobless recovery, and a federal government that continues to spend more than it takes in," Radel said in a statement. 

Radel was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to the charge in November. He took a leave of absence, and returned to Florida to enter into a rehab program. He left that program less than a month later and announced that he would not step down from his House seat. 

He has not voted since November 15.