(DAYTON, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was on site today for a multi-jurisdictional search for evidence of possible prescription drug abuse, health care fraud, medical board violations, and money laundering at three locations in Clark and Montgomery Counties.
"Prescription drug abuse has destroyed far too many Ohio families," said Attorney General Mike DeWine. "As Ohio Attorney General, I have sought out joint investigations with multiple state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies. We are bringing the full force of all government agencies to bear upon those involved at all levels of the prescription drug abuse epidemic, and we will not rest until this deadly influence stops killing our loved ones, orphaning children, and breaking up families."
Search warrants were executed at three separate locations: 3213 North Main Street, Dayton; 1803 Styer Drive, New Carlisle; and 7201 Hardwicke Place, Dayton.
The joint investigation was led by Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly and the Regional Agencies Narcotics and Gun Enforcement Task Force (R.A.N.G.E Task Force). R.A.N.G.E. Task Force members include Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer; the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI); Clayton Police Department; Germantown Police Department; Five River Metro Parks; Miami Township Police Department; New Lebanon Police Department; Perry Township Police Department; Riverside Police Department; and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). Other participating agencies in today's execution of search warrants include the Ohio Attorney General's Office Health Care Fraud and Special Prosecutions Units, the Ohio State Medical Board, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
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