Federal agents searched a Baltimore County pain clinic Tuesday morning.
Personnel left offices in Owings Mills and Towson with boxes filled with files and other paperwork.
The medical practice, Rosen-Hoffberg Rehabilitation and Pain, is also listed in a lawsuit filed from Baltimore where the city accuses the office of running a ‘pill mill.’
All day, Tuesday, patients were turned away.
“We came in here and we are executing a search warrant. We got here at about 7 o’clock this morning and we’re still here,” Special Agent Todd Edwards, a spokesman with the Drug Enforcement Administration, said.
For what specifically, Edwards stayed tight-lipped.
The feds’ search warrants come weeks after Baltimore city named the clinic, in a much larger suit attacking opioid manufacturing companies, where the office is accused of running a ‘pill mill.’
“…that exacerbated the problems that the manufacturers and distributors created and formulated,” Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis said.
Edwards at this point, says the agents’ day long search isn’t related to that suit.
Instead, the FBI is leading a separate investigation with help from other federal and local agencies.
“FBI Baltimore is working with local and federal agencies for court authorized work,” said David Fitz, a spokesman with FBI Baltimore, said.
“Right now, we’re just looking for documents and once we get those documents, we’re proceeding with the investigation. Obviously, there’s a lot of federal and local law enforcement involved in it and we’re going to do our due diligence in terms of looking into the things that we seized,” Edwards said.
A meticulous approach, he says, as agents work to crack down on the goings on within the practice.
“We’re going through files, we’re going through paperwork, and so we did not want to have patients in there at the same time as law enforcement,” Edwards said.
ABC2 reached out to Norman Rosen, the owner of the practice. We are still waiting for a comment.
Patients who needed help were sent to city and county health departments.
As of now, no one is under arrest and there aren’t any charges. Both businesses should be back open on Wednesday.