DEA investigating Padres, Chargers physicians’ procedures
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration served 10 warrants in the San Diego area Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into the professional practices of doctors who work for the Chargers and Padres.
The federal agency inspected the undisclosed facilities “in an attempt to verify the correctness of controlled-substance inventories, records, reports and other documents required to be kept” by the physicians, according to a DEA statement released Tuesday afternoon.
The federal body has not released the names of the involved doctors or disclosed what prompted the probe, which has not resulted in any indictments, criminal charges or administrative actions, according to the statement.
Warren Miller, director of communications for the Padres, said team officials were “fully cooperating with the DEA and have been advised that none of our players is the subject of this investigation.”
“Since this investigation is ongoing, the Padres will have no further comment at this time,’' Miller said.
A spokesman for the Chargers said he was out of town and had no information about the matter.
Last month, then-Chargers safety Kevin Ellison was arrested in his hometown of Redondo Beach after a police officer allegedly found about 100 Vicodin tablets in his car during a traffic stop. He subsequently was cut and signed with the Seattle Seahawks.