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Larry Inman seeks treatment for long-term use of pain medication

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State Representative Larry Inman will seek treatment for opioid use, according to his lawyer.

Inman is a republican from Williamsburg.

Two years ago, Representative Larry Inman started taking prescribed pain medication for an ankle injury.

Since then, Inman’s attorney Chris Cooke says he’s taken more and more pills after undergoing multiple surgeries.

Now he’s seeking treatment for opioid addiction.

Inman currently faces up to 20 years in jail on charges of extortion, soliciting a bribe, and lying to the FBI.

Cooke says Inman currently has no plans to resign.

“When all the dust settles Larry will be found not responsible… not guilty of these criminal charges… but if that all comes to pass it’s more important that he be physically healthy.”

On Wednesday, Speaker of the State House Lee Chatfield introduced a resolution that urged Inman to resign.