Federal investigators raided several drug rehabilitation clinics in Washington and Allegheny counties on Wednesday.
Patients in recovery came to Redirections Patients Advocates in Washington this morning expecting to get help. Instead, they were met by federal agents.
“They should have had some sort of warning or whatever. Not just come in the door and say you can't come here today. It's not right,” said patient Kaitlyn Beisner.
Channel 11 saw investigators taking boxes out of the clinic on West Chestnut Street.
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The business provides buprenorphine, or Suboxone, to patients recovering from an opioid addiction.
At the same time, investigators raided another Redirections office on Washington Avenue in Bridgeville.
A spokeswoman for the FBI would only say they're doing a court authorized search.
We decided to go to the East Washington home of the owner of the clinics to get her side of the story, but we were met by more federal agents searching the house.
The raids leave patients like Christy Halliday in a tough spot.
She is shocked this is happening, especially at a clinic she feels does things that right way.
“I'm concerned for the folks that I met here and I'm concerned for the people that work here because without them I would probably be dead,” said Halliday.
Redirections also has clinics in West Virginia, where an online database run by the state shows the company is not in compliance for failing to file its annual report.
The Pennsylvania secretary of state office confirmed they have no filings from redirections since 2013.
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