According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Drug Enforcement Agency is investigating the San Diego Chargers and Padres’ internal regulation of controlled substances. The DEA intends to “verify the correctness” of the organizations’ records and inventories.
The news comes on the heels of Chargers safety Kevin Ellison’s May arrest for allegedly possessing 100 pills of Vicodin. A source told 10 News in San Diego that Ellison “had a go-to doctor” or doctors to get drugs on request. The search, which took place on Tuesday, is believed to be aimed strictly at prescription drugs.
“Currently, there are no administrative charges, criminal charges or indictments pending for any of the physicians or pharmacies where the warrants were served,” the DEA acknowledged. 10 warrants have been issued in San Diego county.
The Drug Enforcement Agency’s Controlled Substance Act requires physicians and pharmacies to keep compete records of all controlled substances that pass through their facilities, and the facilities for which they work.
The Chargers, so far, are not commenting. The Padres
say they “are looking into it” play baseball.