DEA raids north Jackson medical clinic

 

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Drug Enforcement Agency is executing search warrants at a medical clinic in north Jackson as well as at a local practitioner’s residence.

There is a heavy law enforcement presence at PreventaGenix on Murray Guard Drive.

Officers also are searching the north Jackson residence of Jeff Young, the nurse practitioner who runs the clinic.

The warrants are part of an ongoing federal investigation, according to Louis Goggans, a public information officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee.

The lead DEA investigator said the PreventaGenix clinic will be cleared to reopen Thursday when agents leave Wednesday night.

Attorney Mark Donahoe is representing Young. He said at this time Young is not in custody in connection with these search warrants.

However, Madison County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Tom Mapes said Young had been booked at the criminal justice complex on unknown charges.

According to Mapes, Young is waiting to be picked-up by another law enforcement agency. We reached out to Young’s lawyer, but were unable to reach him late Wednesday night.

Donahoe said it is not unusual for DEA agents to come and check out medical clinics from time to time. He said at this time they have fully cooperated with investigators and don’t anticipate any issues.

Officers could be seen removing several boxes from the clinic.

WBBJ reached out to the clinic by phone Wednesday afternoon but could only reach an automated answering service.

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