The pain clinic, located near the 6000 block of Northwest 72nd Avenue, was raided in the morning as patients stood in line outside of the business. Federal agents ran background checks on those patients, likely looking to see who had drug trafficking and drug possession criminal records.
Pain clinics have become targets of police investigations. Not only are pain clinic operators and physicians being targeted, but patients as well. Pain clinics distribute medications such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, which can carry large mandatory prison sentences for trafficking offenses.
If you or a loved one need medication, then there is no reason why you should be harassed by law enforcement while trying to obtain your pills. However, if the police suspect that you are looking to score drugs or may be involved in trafficking, they will arrest you.