How Much Congressman Trey Radel Paid For His Cocaine

In November 2013, United States House of Representatives member Trey Radel  plead guilty to buying cocaine from an undercover officer. According to court documents, the Congressman paid $260 for 3.5 grams of cocaine, which is commonly known as an eight ball, or 1/8th of an ounce.

The actual drug buy took place on October 28, 2013 in Washington DC.

According to figures reported to the United Nations, a gram of cocaine sells for between $8 to $300 in the United States.

(See world cocaine prices here.)

Source:¬† Athena Jones and Evan Perez, “Rep. Trey Radel to take leave of absence, enter drug treatment,” CNN, November 20, 2013.