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Drug Enforcement Agency raids clinic

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

The Drug Enforcement Agency and Lexington Police have been at a building on Alexandra Drive for hours executing search warrants and collecting evidence.

Lexington Police tell us the raid began around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The building houses several kinds of businesses, but investigators say they are focusing on Lexington Algiatry, which is a pain clinic.

Investigators say they took medical records and other evidence from the pain clinic.

Witness tell NEWSFIRST they saw six people being taken away. Officials have not said who those people are or why they were arrested.

Lexington Police and the DEA have not released many other details on this case, saying it is an on-going investigation.

According to the Lexington Herald Leaders website, the Lexington Algiatry moved to Alexandria Drive from their location off North Broadway after an investigation by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. The investigation stemmed from numerous complaints about inappropriate prescriptions of controlled substances that were written by Dr. Najam Azmat.

27 NewsFirst checked the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure website and the Alexandria Drive address is listed for Dr. Azmat. However, it is unclear at this time if Dr. Azmat was on the scene at the time of the raid.

We dug a little deeper, and found out that Doctor Azmat has been investigated before in the state of Kentucky and Georgia.


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