In a covert operation on Oct. 29, an undercover police officer sold Radel 3.5 grams of cocaine for $250 at an unidentified restaurant near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.
Radel was targeted after confidential sources informed officers that Radel had purchased cocaine on several occasions, and that he sometimes would provide cocaine to others.
When confronted on Oct. 29 by federal agents after purchasing cocaine at around 10 p.m., Radel dropped his package of cocaine on the street and invited agents back to his apartment, where he provided a vial of cocaine he had purchased previously.
In a packed courtroom at the District of Columbia Superior Court on Wednesday, a judge asked Radel what he believed he had been purchasing.
“A drug … cocaine,” Radel responded.
Source: The Huffington Post