MISSOULA, Mont. -

Butte-Silver Bow County coroners have confirmed that former justice of the peace Robert "Bob" Lee passed away early yesterday morning.

The judge retired from the bench last year after struggling with prescription drug addiction.

In December of 2012, he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of "doctor shopping" for methadone and received a three-year deferred sentence.

Coroners tell us they're waiting for toxicology results and other medical tests.  Lee was 68 years old.