Senator's Son Busted on Heroin Charge

Cops say Mark Udall's son was seen breaking into cars
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2014 1:12 AM CST
This image provided by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office shows Jedediah Lee Fox-Udall, who was arrested Jan. 29, 2014 on drug and trespassing charges in Colorado.    (AP Photo/Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

(Newser) – More heartbreak for the family of Sen. Mark Udall: The Democratic senator's son was arrested yesterday after he was spotted breaking into cars, and police found heroin in his pocket. Jedediah Lee Fox-Udall was freed on $1,500 bond, reports the Boulder Daily Camera, which notes that the 26-year-old was cited in December for allegedly stealing medication from a supermarket.

The Colorado senator—whose brother died while hiking in Wyoming last year—issued a statement saying the family was distressed by the arrest and asking for privacy, the AP reports. "This case is yet another reminder that our younger folks are far from immune to the ravages of addiction," says an attorney whose firm will represent Fox-Udall. "Jed is committed to fighting his addition with everything he's got—including the total support of his family— it's just that important." (Read more Jedediah Lee Fox-Udall stories.)

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