DEA agents search six Walgreens, warehouse in Florida

JUPITER, Fla. - Several Walgreens, including three in South Florida, have been served warrants by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

One of them is a distribution center in Jupiter.

The Wall Street Journal reports   (bitly: http://on.wsj.com/Hs0dPY) that the agency has been cracking down on pharmacies with unusually high sales of pain pills.
 
A statement from a media relations representative of Walgreens said simply, "we are working and cooperating with the DEA on this matter."

According to the Wall Street Journal The agency's action is a regulatory, not a criminal, probe. The DEA did not remove drugs from the premises.
 
Wink.com reported that DEA agents served a routine administrative warrant at the Walgreens located on Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers on Wednesday morning.

Here are all the Walgreens locations that were served Administrative Inspection Warrants (AIW) Wednesday, according to NBC News.

1.      Distribution Center: 15998 Walgreens Drive, Jupiter, FL 33497
2.      Walgreens #04391, 2501 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
3.      Walgreens #04727, 4950 S. US Hwy 1, Fort Piece, FL 34982
4.      Walgreens #03629, 12028 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667
5.      Walgreens #03836, 9332 US Hwy 19, Port Richey, FL 34668
6.      Walgreens #03099, 1525 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907
7.      Walgreens #06997, 785 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765

NewsChannel 5's Ashleigh Walters contributed to this report

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