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Rush Limbaugh arrested on prescription drug charges

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Officials in Florida say radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been arrested on prescription drug charges. A spokeswoman for the State Attorney's office says Limbaugh turned himself in to authorities at about 4 p.m. Eastern time today.

The conservative radio commentator arrived at the jail with his attorney, Roy Black, and was released an hour later on $3,000 bail. Black says his client and authorities reached a settlement on a single count charge of doctor shopping filed by the State Attorney that will be dismissed in 18 months.

Prosecutors contend that Limbaugh engaged in "doctor shopping," or illegally deceived multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions. Limbaugh maintains he's innocent. He has acknowledged he became addicted to pain medication, blaming it on severe back pain. He took a five-week leave from his radio show to enter a rehabilitation program in 2003.

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