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Federal search warrant executed at Boardman pain clinic

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - It was anything but business as usual at the Allied Pain Treatment Center on Windham Court in Boardman.

About 30 federal and state agents, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as the Ohio Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Unit and the Boardman Police Narcotics Unit seized evidence as part of a federal search warrant just before 10 a.m.

"The probable cause for the search warrant is under federal seal at this time. No arrests are being made. It's an investigative search warrant," says James Ciotti, BCI Special Agent Super Special Operations. 

Box after box of evidence was loaded into a moving truck as agents also appeared to take statements from employees and patients as part of the probe into alleged illegal activity.

"This has been an on-going investigation for about a year," says Ciotti. 

Patients who say they desperately need this service appeared shocked by what was going on; wanting to make sure their appointments for pain management haven't been canceled.

"If I don't get my shot Monday, I'm probably going to be bedridden by Wednesday because it helps me move around and gives me the little bit of freedom I have right now," says William Scanlon of Poland. 

While agents and officers on-scene could not reveal any further information about the on-going multi-jurisdictional investigation, 21 News did learn that the Bureau of Worker's Comp, The U.S. Office of the Inspector General, the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Unit, the state pharmacy board, the DEA, BCI and Boardman Police are all working together.

However, there are no arrests at this time. 



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