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DEA raids clinics, pharmacies in ‘pill mill’ crackdown

The Drug Enforcement Administration is wrapping up a multistate crackdown on prescription drug abuse with raids at pain clinics, pharmacies and other locations in the South called Operation Pilluted.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is wrapping up a multistate crackdown on prescription drug abuse with raids at pain clinics, pharmacies and other locations in the South.

The early-morning raids in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi are the final stage of an operation launched last summer by the DEA’s drug diversion unit, a senior DEA official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe details of the ongoing investigation in advance of a public announcement.

Before Wednesday’s raids 140 people had been arrested and agents expected to make another 170, the official said. Suspects in the DEA’s ‘Operation Pilluted’ include doctors and pharmacists, the official said.

The crackdown is focused on the illegal sale of painkillers, including the powerful opioids oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Source: DEA raids clinics, pharmacies in ‘pill mill’ crackdown

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