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As if the Tea Party’ers did not have enough trouble being taken seriously, one of their future leaders was caught red, or better yet white, handed venturing on the wrong side of the law.

Ezell Harris, a Florida conservative and staunch Tea Party supporter, is facing serious legal ramifications for his involvement in a Florida drug ring.

Harris is being charged with four counts of dispensing illegal drugs without a license, trafficking in hydrocodone, unlawful use of a two-way radio, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harris, who served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army for 3 years, is believed to have been a big player in the distribution of Lorcet and Vicodin, two brand names of hydrocodone.

The misguided political hopeful ran on a drug-regulation platform, noting that “prescriptions drugs have replaced cocaine and other illicit substances as the leading cause of deaths in Florida.”