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Inman to seek opioid treatment


State Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) will seek treatment for long-term use of pain medications.

Inman has taken prescribed pain medication to deal with a variety of surgeries.

Inman's Attorney Chris Cooke says he will consult with his doctors, but Inman currently has no plans to resign from his post.

"He still wants to do his job ... but we also primarily have to listen to what his doctors say," Cooke says.

Last month, Inman was charged with extortion, soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI. He has plead not guilty to all charges. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. 

Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) co-sponsored a resolution Wednesday urging Inman to resign. The measure has not gone to a vote yet.

Max came to IPR in 2017 as an environmental intern. In 2018, he returned to the station as a reporter and quickly took on leadership roles as Interim News Director and eventually Assignment Editor. Before joining IPR, Max worked as a news director and reporter at Michigan State University's student radio station WDBM. In 2018, he reported on a Title IX dispute with MSU in his story "Prompt, Thorough and Impartial." His work has also been heard on Michigan Radio, WDBM and WKAR in East Lansing and NPR.