According to 10news.com, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency of both the San Diego Chargers as well as the Padres team facilities.
According to 10 News, a D.E.A. representative said:
The administrative inspection warrants were executed in an attempt to verify the correctness of controlled substance inventories, records, reports and other documents required to be kept under the Controlled Substances Act and for the purpose of protecting the public health and safety.
No arguments there. After what happened with the New Orleans Saints earlier in the off-season in combination with recently jettisoned safety Kevin Ellison being caught with 100 vicodin pills in his car after being pulled over for speeding through a school zone, you can’t argue with the feds being suspicious of teams.
The representative continued:
As a registered individual (“registrant”) with the Drug Enforcement Administration, these physician and pharmacies are required to keep complete and accurate records of all controlled substances received, prescribed, dispensed, purchased, delivered or otherwise disposed of, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 827 and 21 C.F.R. Parts 1304 et seq.
Again, Ellison did NOT have a valid prescription, and I am not surprised that having that many pills on him caused a red flag.
The representative added one more thing:
The physicians under review are affiliated with the San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres organizations.
Supposedly, agents are trying to focus on finding out what was dispensed and to whom.
On a brighter note, the D.E.A. also said, according to 10 news, that:
the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed, no arrests have been made and no indictments are pending.
I can’t tell you names yet, but I can tell you that Ellison is now with the Seahawks after being cut from the Chargers a few weeks ago, and that he declines to comment on the matter.
I would too.