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April 23, 2014

DEA, FBI serve search warrant at Jeffersonville medical center

Officials release little information about what was being sought

JEFFERSONVILLE — Federal agents served a search warrant at a Jeffersonville health services provider on Wednesday.

Physicians Primary Care and the affiliated Specialty Center, located in the 1800 block of East 10th Street, were blocked off to the public for several hours as officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI were seen going into and out of the businesses.

Stephanie Collins, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Kentucky, said she was very limited with what she could disclose of the incident.

“All I can comment on the record is that it is a search warrant, but it is sealed,” Collins said. “It is being served in two states at multiple locations by federal, state and local law enforcement, and that is all I can say.”

Collins said the search warrant applied to locations in Jeffersonville and Louisville.

Executing a search warrant is a step taken by an investigative agency gathering evidence and building a case. It has not been disclosed, however, what information is being sought, who the targets of the investigation are or what possible crimes are believed to have been committed leading to the search warrant at the Jeffersonville businesses.

Collins said a search warrant may be sealed to protect a person who is associated, but not believed to be culpable of, a crime.

“When you have a search warrant you are generally progressing toward a charge, or not,” she said. “That is assuming we knew what was in the search warrant, if there was a criminal case or not.”

She said information stemming from a sealed search warrant is often publicly disclosed, but only after a person involved in an alleged crime is charged.

 

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Jamie Collins, Scottsburg, works on lesson plans in her classroom at Scribner Middle School on Monday afternoon. Collins was the recipient of a $100 gift card to the Your Educational Supply Store from the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp. Education Foundation. All first-time teachers in the school system received a gift card to help them set up their classrooms.

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