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Rush Limbaugh Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges

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Posted on Apr 28, 2006
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From the NY Post

The New York Post ran this cover on Oct. 2, 2003, when news broke that radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was being investigated for allegedly buying thousands of addictive painkillers from a black-market drug ring. Limbaugh was arrested again Apr. 28, 2006, on prescription fraud charges.

The radio talk show host has been arrested for concealing information in order to obtain prescription drugs. He turned himself in to Palm Beach County, Fla., authorities and was released on $3,000 bail.


The Palm Beach County, Florida, sheriff’s Office says Rush Limbaugh has been arrested on prescription fraud charges.

Limbaugh turned himself into authorities on a warrant issued by the state attorney’s office, said agency spokesperson Teri Barbera.

The conservative radio commentator came into the jail about 4 p.m with his attorney, Roy Black, and was released an hour later on $3,000 bail.

The warrant was for fraud to conceal information to obtain prescription. Barbera said.


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By marta80, December 17, 2010 at 10:05 am Link to this comment

what a nightmare! who is capable to do this kind of acts. good, i am glad that they were arrested. i hope they will stay a long time in jail. what about the victims? they should go to a Drug Rehabilitation Center, just in case, to treat from those substances.

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By Ga, May 1, 2006 at 9:57 am Link to this comment
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It would be all very boring the attention this Big Fat Idiot is getting—except for one thing: His clout in Republican circles!

He has millions of loyal followers and he makes speeches to many large groups of high-profile Republicans in power.

Many people actually do listen to this boob.

Tens of thousands of plain old members of the public are in jail for abusing drugs on the small scale of Limbaugh. That he gets off—the article title is misleading, he was not convicted of anything—with a fine shows the hypocracy of this nation: people with money and/or status get off while regular people go to jail for similar offenses.

All the right wing talkshow hosts condemn all “drug users” as criminals, yet all defended Limbaugh because they characterized him as not “drug user” but simply as some poor guy who took drugs because had back pain. It is an absurd argument.

Limbaugh, Snow, O’Reilly, Hannity, etc. and ad nauseum, need to be watched and exposed as the hypocrites that they are—and the special treatment they get—because they are so close to POWER.

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By Hilding Lindquist, May 1, 2006 at 5:55 am Link to this comment
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As Scott Fitzgerald wrote in his short story “The Rich Boy” (1926), paragraph 3: “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.”

It appears that Mr. Limbaugh has a common problem: addiction ... which he can treat in an uncommon manner because he is rich.

How much more evidence do we need that we are becoming our own banana republic under the guise of a theocracy?

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By Bruce Hamilton, April 30, 2006 at 3:43 pm Link to this comment
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Rush “fatty” Limbaugh,
Who cares.  As long as he lives he won’t change.
Let’s move on.  Don’t waste time on him.

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By Jenny Lind, April 30, 2006 at 12:21 pm Link to this comment
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I heard a man on a call-in show say that he had played GOLF with Rush and he never indicated that he had a back problem.  I would assume that GOLF would be very bad for a person with a back problem. thanks.

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By R. A. Earl, April 29, 2006 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment
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Why didn’t he just order them on the internet from Canada or Mexico?

Who the hell cares what happens to bigmouth hypocrits?

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By William, April 29, 2006 at 12:58 pm Link to this comment
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I am a Mental Health Counselor and have worked extensively over the years with addictive disorders.  Being involved in treatment of individuals dependent on or abusing substances, I was also required to coordinate with the justice system when clients are mandated by the court to engage in treatment.  In virtually every case (all…every… and there have been hundreds) the individual had to plead GUILTY in order to take the treatment route. If not they were to go to court and be tried.  Never have I seen a case where the individual be allowed to plead not guilty, not be tried and go to treatment. They were usually placed on probation and the P.O. would randomly drug screen them as would the treatment program. I saw many people who would relapse then be required to serve their time for violation of probation. I guess if one has one’s face tightly adhered to the backside of the powerful these travisties occur and people like Limbaugh get off the hook.  Note the multiple invitations Cheney has had to Limbaugh’s side show.

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By JP, April 28, 2006 at 10:18 pm Link to this comment
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No way!!

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By michael jay, April 28, 2006 at 4:57 pm Link to this comment
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I am totally bored by Rush Limbaugh and have been since sometime into the third year of the Clinton administration, but that said, I can’t imagine that a man who develops a pain drug problem with chronic back pain, and radical otic surgery, and an obnoxious self righteousness deserves to be charged with the consequensence of said problems. 

I have a friend with 30-plus surgeries and really horrid bone problems who, with the compliance of a law-connected relative, used limited amounts of weed to control some of the worst effects of the pain and nausea that medicine induces. This person is much nicer than Rush Limbaugh, and has a problem with a spouse who still prescrition drugs meant to control the several pathologies.

I see no difference. This is patently unfair and looks spiciously like persecution of Rush’s politics and mic-envy.

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