Via Josh Marshall…
(CBS4 News) WEST PALM BEACH Sources have confirmed to CBS4 News that conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been detained at Palm Beach International Airport for the possible possession of illegal prescription drugs Monday evening.
Limbaugh was returning on a flight from the Dominican Republic when officials found the drugs, among them Viagra.
Limbaugh entered a plea deal back in April in a previous case where his charge of fraud to conceal information to obtain prescriptions was dropped under the condition he continue undergoing treatment for addiction.
Limbaugh had admitted to being addicted to pain killers on his radio program and had entered a rehabilitation program prior to that arrest.
That was “possible possession of illegal prescription drugs“…plural.
UPDATE: Looks like just the Viagra…
ICE officials found a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra, a drug that treats erectile dysfunction, in his luggage, Miller said.
“The problem was that on the bottle itself was not his name, but the name of two Florida doctors,” Miller said.
The matter Monday was referred to the sheriff’s office, whose investigators interviewed Limbaugh.
“He said he had the Viagra in his possession for his use and that he did obtain it from his doctors,” Miller said.
Investigators confiscated the drugs, and Limbaugh was released around 5:30 p.m. without being charged.
The sheriff’s office plans to file a report with the state attorney’s office.
“We believe there may be a second-degree misdemeanor violation, which is possession of certain drugs without a prescription, because the bottle does not have his name on it,” Miller
A doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was “labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes,” Roy Black, Limbaugh’s attorney, said in a statement
So much for Privacy