Presque Isle County Prosecutor Charged for Illegal Prescription Drugs

A Northern Michigan Prosecutor was in a courtroom this morning, facing a charge that he illegally obtaining prescription drugs.

Presque Isle County Prosecutor Richard Steiger was charged this morning with illegally obtaining prescription painkillers by visiting multiple doctors in Northern Michigan or by “Doctor Shopping.”

An investigation uncovered that Steiger visited multiple doctors and got numerous prescriptions for the same kind of pain medication.

Steiger denies the allegations against him. He told the Associated Press he has a documented history of medical problems and his doctors knew that he was seeing different physicians.

We will continue to bring you the latest updates in this story as they become available.