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Rep. Trey Radel completes rehab

By CNN Political Unit
December 19, 2013 -- Updated 2148 GMT (0548 HKT)

(CNN) -- U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, left a rehab facility in Florida on Thursday.

Radel's spokesman, Greg Dolan, confirmed the Congressman completed his in-patient treatment in Naples.

A Republican tea party favorite, the freshman lawmaker announced he would take a leave of absence after admitting to buying cocaine from an undercover agent last month in Washington.

He was placed on probation.

The House Ethics Committee plans a formal investigation.

The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida has called on Radel to step down.

He is up for reelection next November.