FBI raids pharmacy in Jacksonville’s Arlington area

Department of Health and Human Services says agents were executing search warrant at Merrill Road business

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The FBI and investigators with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday raided a pharmacy in Jacksonville’s Arlington neighborhood.

Agents spent several hours inside Cure Pharmacy on Merrill Road and could be seen wheeling boxes out of the business, which is in a shopping center with several other businesses.

The Department of Health and Human Services said agents were executing a search warrant Wednesday morning, but a spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General told News4Jax the agency cannot confirm the nature of the warrant.

“In keeping with standard law enforcement practice, I am able to provide no further information on this operation. However, while not making any reference to this specific search warrant execution, I would note that the mission of OIG is to fight waste, abuse, and fraud in the programs of the federal Department of Health and Human Services," the spokesperson said.

According to the Florida Department of Health, the pharmacy’s license was originally issued in 2013 and is clear, meaning it “may provide regulated services in the state of Florida.” Those same records show there have been no public complaints or discipline cases.

After investigators left, the doors of Cure Pharmacy were closed throughout the afternoon and News4Jax didn’t see anyone inside or any customers come by. News4Jax reached out to the pharmacy for comment but had not heard back as of 4 p.m.

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