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Doctor Arrested for Overprescribing Opioids

An Alabama doctor is facing federal charges for overprescribing opioids.

Posted: Aug. 12, 2018 10:50 PM

Police arrested a doctor in Montgomery, Alabama for overprescribing opioids to his patients.

A woman says she pleaded with Doctor Richard Stehl to stop prescribing drugs to her sister, but he refused.

Investigators checked the doctor's prescription records and found out Stehl was in the top 0.9 percent of percent of prescribers in the whole state.

He will appear before a judge Thursday afternoon, and will remain in federal custody until his bond hearing.

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