A politician in Puerto Rico was forced to resign from his seat last week after a drug test showed he had used cocaine.
During a brief press conference Sunday on the Caribbean island, Rep. Rolando Crespo said he does not have a dependence on drugs.
“I went through an isolated incident and I have paid for it,” the 35-year-old representative for the northern coastal town of Aguadilla said.
Crespo stepped down as the House of Majority Whip on Friday, two days after he failed a random drug test, which had been ordered for all members of the island’s lower house by Speaker Jennifer Gonzalez.
Crespo, who was president of the Rules and Calendar Committee, was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008,