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Hopewell pharmacy suspended from selling controlled substances after DEA raid

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Posted at 7:26 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 19:28:55-04

HOPEWELL, Va. -- Hometown Drug, a pharmacy in Hopewell, reopened Thursday, however the business will not be able to sell any prescription drugs that contain controlled substances.

This comes after the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) executed a search warrant and immediate suspension order at the pharmacy on Wednesday, September 9.

The suspension immediately prohibits the sale and handling of any drug containing a controlled substance.

"Hometown Drug, a pharmacy located in the City of Hopewell was subject to federal action by the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday, September 9. As a result of this action, Hometown Drug will be unable to fill any prescriptions related to controlled substances until further notice," said a spokesperson from the City of Hopewell.

DEA officials said an investigation is underway but the pharmacy can still sell/fill prescriptions without controlled substances.

The pharmacy will operate at normal business hours.

Anyone who needs a prescription filled is encouraged to contact the pharmacy to see if it still may be filled or their doctor to to find an alternate pharmacy.