Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Limbaugh Detained on Drug Investigation

Now we know why Daryn Kagan broke up with El Rushbo. He can't keep it up!

Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

Customs officials found a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra in his luggage that didn't have Limbaugh's name on it, but that of two doctors, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

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.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement examined the 55-year-old radio commentator's luggage after his private plane landed at the airport from the Dominican Republic, said Miller.

The matter was referred to the sheriff's office, whose investigators interviewed Limbaugh. According to Miller, Limbaugh said that the Viagra was for his use, and that he obtained it from his doctors.

Investigators confiscated the drugs, which treats erectile dysfunction, and Limbaugh was released without being charged.

The sheriff's office plans to file a report with the state attorney's office. Miller said it could be a second-degree misdemeanor violation.

Limbaugh reached a deal last month with prosecutors who had accused the conservative talk-show host of illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping painkiller prescriptions. Under the deal, the charge, commonly referred to as "doctor shopping," would be dismissed after 18 months if he continues to submit to random drug tests and treatment for his acknowledged addiction to painkillers.

Associated Press, June 27, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Local radio personality arrested on six sex-related charges

Another sex crazed talk show host

A Shreveport radio talk show host is being held in Caddo Correctional Center without bond following an investigation into computer-aided solicitation for sex.

The Caddo Parish sheriff's office arrested KEEL 710 AM personality Mike Sieve about 5 p.m. Friday. Sieve was booked into the parish jail on one count of attempted aggravated rape, two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and three counts of computer-aided solicitation for sex, according to police booking records.

Caddo sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said she was unable to release further information about Sieve's arrest but that the investigation has led to more arrests. More details will be available Monday, Chadwick said.

Sieve has also dabbled in acting, including small roles in local productions such as Kevin Costner's "Mr. Brooks" and the FX Network TV show "Thief."

Sieve, a Shreveport native and 1986 graduate of Loyola College Prep, has worked on and off in radio and television since 1986, according to a biography on www.710keel.com, which redirects to KEEL's current site, keelam.com. Sieve has also worked in Ruston, Lafayette, Savannah, Ga., and Greenville, S.C., the site said.

Repeated calls to KEEL and to the Clear Channel Inc. headquarters in San Antonio were not returned Saturday. In addition to KEEL, Clear Channel owns Shreveport stations KWKH 1130 AM and FM stations Kiss Country 93.7, K94.5 Hit Music Channel, KVKI 96.5 and 99X The Rock Station.

Shreveport Times, June 19, 2006