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Drug Enforcement Agency Raids Tucker Business

Multiple arrests made in Thursday's raid.

DeKalb County police and Drug Enforcement Agency officials stormed a suspected "pill mill" in Tucker on Thursday, making numerous arrests and confiscating drugs and "mountains of evidence," according to WSB-TV

Officers from both organizations raided Southern Health Management at 2060 Northlake Parkway late this morning. The business is within walking distance of Dekalb County Police headquarters at West Exchange Place.

SHM owner Jeffrey Gonzalez spoke to reporters outside the building as he was taken away in handcuffs, saying that his business is legitimate and that he knows President Obama. "I find it hard to believe that the president would come to a criminal's house. We medicate people for the right reasons, not the wrong reasons." Gonzalez added that "law enforcement needs to maintain their employment. That's why they're here" and that "churches run rural America."

WSB reported law enforcement officials found "box after box" of medications on the premises and inside vehicles in the parking lot. The station showed footage of cars, many with out of state tags, being towed away. During the raid, more people arrived at the clinic who were then arrested, the report said.

Several doctors at the clinic were allowed to leave without being arrested. One said, "they didn't arrest any doctors" and that he did not know what was going on. He declined to give his name. Another doctor surrended his license, according to the newscast.

Mark June 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I’m commenting on this because I am a current patient with Southern Health... Let me tell you how professional these people were with me from day one... First without getting into much detail was injured badly and after months and months of seeing my primary care doctor and seeing neurosurgeons was recommended surgery... With an ongoing lawsuit I eventually went to Southern Management to help because there was no way I could pay for this surgery before lawyers were done collecting a medical settlement... They took the better part of a day checking every doctor, MRI, pharmacy record I had since the injury before finally very politely telling me I would have to come back a few days later due to what would have been a PAIN prescription overlap... A FEW DAYS ONLY!!!... I came back was drug tested while being monitored for tampering, was seen by two doctors after being thoroughly questioned and examined... This place is clean, I was warned about being careful with any medications, and they adjusted me to some non-narcotic meds which in turn lessened my need for the stronger pills some... I have since been 6 times and drug tested twice already, first making sure I was indeed the one taking the prescribed meds, and two that I wasn't taking any other legal or illegal drugs they were not prescribing... Simple as that, the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and VERY helpful... I will post back when I figure out how to retrieve my medical records that are so valuable to my lawsuit now!
Mark June 28, 2012 at 04:42 PM
This link is completely irrelevant to the case and this owner... NOT THE SAME PERSON!!!... All prescriptions were printed professionally via laser-jet printer before being verified and signed... Most of which were non-narcotic… This operation was not corrupt, they were clean and professional, and most of all thorough…
Jack Carrington August 14, 2012 at 04:20 AM
This is the most accurate entry on this entire page. Thank you for stating a simple fact.
Jack Carrington August 14, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Tom, you get it! Thanks for speaking a simple truth.
Jack Carrington August 14, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Ah....your go'in down Big Dog..

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