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.

Article Comments

Huntsville
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 88°
Florence
Overcast
79° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 83°
Fayetteville
Broken Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 86°
Decatur
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 88°
Scottsboro
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 87°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Community Events