FBI, other agencies raid Bluegrass Pain Consultants; clinics closed

FBI, other agencies raid Bluegrass Pain Consultants; clinics closed
The Bluegrass Pain Management clinics are closed due to an FBI investigation.(Source: WAVE 3 News/ Maira Ansari)
Patients are being told to call the office on Wednesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Maira Ansari)
Patients are being told to call the office on Wednesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Maira Ansari)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Law enforcement agencies have closed multiple locations of the Bluegrass Pain Consultants in Louisville and LaGrange.

The FBI, DEA, Kentucky State Police, and LMPD were on scene at 6400 and 6450 Dutchmans Parkway on Tuesday morning. The two offices in 6400 were closed with officers seen inside the building. Several agents were seen taking in empty DEA evidence boxes into the buildings and walking out with them full.

According to the Bluegrass Pain Consultants website, there are offices at 10241 Champion Farms Drive in Louisville, 6400 Dutchmans Parkway, Suite 60 in Louisville, and 1009 New Moody Lane in LaGrange.

A handwritten note on the three locations said they were closed.

"We didn't know anything until we got here," patient Dana Friess said.

Friess said she had a feeling something was not right at the clinic. She wasn't the first person to raise questions about it. Friess had an issue with her prescription and needed to get it fixed on Tuesday, and now she's in a bind.

"We are leaving for Michigan tomorrow and I don't know how to get this filled," Friess said.

According to the Bluegrass Pain Consultants website, they offer treatment of chronic and acute pain.

The FBI sent a statement to WAVE 3 News:

"We {FBI} are conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity at multiple locations around Louisville as part of an ongoing investigation. Since it's an ongoing investigation, we do not have further comment. There is no danger to the community."

Patients were told they were not allowed inside.

John Norrell went for a follow up appointment on Tuesday and saw the closed sign.

"Being nosy I wanted to see what was going on," he said. "All I could see was a sheriff's car so I just kind of sat there. An employee came out who was escorted by an FBI agent and I was like, 'Oh wow the FBI is here.'"

According to the Bluegrass Pain Consultant's website, Dr. Christopher Nelson is the President/CEO.

The company is in good standing with the secretary of state and has been around since 2008.

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