June 28, 2016

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Federal authorities raid pharmacies in Elyria and Lorain

ELYRIA — Federal, state and local authorities raided pharmacies in Elyria and Lorain this morning, but have so far declined to release details of what they are investigating.

Medicine Center Pharmacy on Cleveland Street in Elyria. (CT photo by Brad Dicken.)

A U.S. Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division agent at the Medicine Center Pharmacy on Cleveland Street in Elyria declined to comment.

A sign on the door said the pharmacy was closed today.

Investigators also raided the Southside Pharmacy in Lorain.

Customer Jamie Casey said she was inside the Elyria location when investigators entered the store around 9 a.m. and asked if she had any weapons. She said she and the pharmacist, who had been waiting for a delivery, were both escorted out of the store.

Casey said the agents didn’t tell her what they were looking for

“They didn’t say anything,” she said.

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Brad Dicken is the senior writer for the Chronicle-Telegram. He covers courts and county government, and has been with the Chronicle since 2001. He can be reached at 329-7147 or BDicken@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter.