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Texas state lawmaker admits cocaine at airport was his


November 15, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A prominent Texas state lawmaker admitted Thursday that he dropped an envelope containing several baggies of cocaine at an Austin airport, and he said he would be seeking drug treatment.

The state police said airport security cameras caught Democratic state Rep. Poncho Nevarez dropping the envelope bearing his official state letterhead on the ground as he climbed into a vehicle on Sept. 6.

Nevarez said in a news release that “the news is true” and that he would seek treatment.

“I do not have anyone to blame but myself,” he said. “I accept this because it is...

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