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DEA Audits and Investigations

What Does the DEA Investigate?

The DEA investigates illegal activity relating to controlled substances. They work to enforce the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and are tasked with investigating illegal drug activity. The CSA was passed by Congress in 1970, and it established the framework for the classification of drugs, which is still used today. It also established a registration process for doctors and pharmacies who dispense controlled substances. The CSA is designed to prevent abuse of opioids and other drugs by making it harder for people to get prescriptions or access to illegal drugs.

The DEA has many tools at its disposal when investigating possible violations of the CSA, including:

Inspection of medical records: The DEA can inspect a doctor’s medical records without a warrant if they have reason to believe that there has been a violation of the CSA. They will be looking for evidence that you have prescribed opioids or other drugs outside of the usual course of medical treatment or in an amount that exceeds what would be considered medically necessary. They will also look for evidence that you have prescribed opioids or other drugs to patients who are not legitimate patients, such as drug dealers or addicts.

The DEA can inspect a doctor’s medical records without a warrant if they have reason to believe that there has been a violation of the CSA. They will be looking for evidence that you have prescribed opioids or other drugs outside of the usual course of medical treatment or in an amount that exceeds what would be considered medically necessary. They will also look for evidence that you have prescribed opioids or other drugs to patients who are not legitimate patients, such as drug dealers or addicts. Undercover operations: The DEA may send undercover agents into your office posing as patients in order to gather information about your prescribing practices. These agents may try to get you to prescribe opioids or other drugs outside of the usual course of medical treatment, and they will be recording your interactions with them in order to build a case against you.

The DEA may send undercover agents into your office posing as patients in order to gather information about your prescribing practices. These agents may try to get you to prescribe opioids or other drugs outside of the usual course of medical treatment, and they will be recording your interactions with them in order to build a case against you. Interviews with employees: The DEA may interview your employees in order to get information about your prescribing practices. Your employees may feel pressured by the DEA into giving information about you that could be used against you in court, so it’s important that you have an attorney present during these interviews if possible.

The DEA may interview your employees in order to get information about your prescribing practices. Your employees may feel pressured by the DEA into giving information about you that could be used against you in court, so it’s important that you have an attorney present during these interviews if possible.

Interviews with patients: The DEA may interview your patients in order to get information about your prescribing practices. Again, these interviews could be used against you in court, so it’s important that you have an attorney present during these interviews if possible.

The DEA may interview your patients in order to get information about your prescribing practices. Again, these interviews could be used against you in court, so it’s important that you have an attorney present during these interviews if possible. Search warrants: If the DEA has probable cause to believe that there has been a violation of the CSA at your office, they may obtain a search warrant from a judge in order to search your office and seize evidence related to the alleged violation.

This evidence could include prescription records, patient files, and computers containing patient information. If the DEA obtains a search warrant for your office, it’s important that you do not try to stop them from executing the warrant – this could result in additional charges being filed against you. Instead, you should call a DEA defense lawyer immediately to intervene.

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