Florence doctor’s office raided by federal and state drug agents

Officials say charges are pending.

Florence doctor’s office raided by federal and state drug agents
Florence Family Medicine was raided Monday by agencies including the DEA, ATF, and MBN.

FLORENCE, Miss. (WLBT) - A local doctor’s office in Florence was raided by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and several other agencies.

DEA Acting Special Agent Christopher Daniel said Dr. Van Coleman is believed to be over-prescribing prescription medications.

Looking for evidence, search warrants were served on Coleman’s office in the Florence Family Medical Clinic and at his home. Authorities said he is not charged yet, but charges are forthcoming.

The Mississippi Boards of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medical Licensure were involved with the investigation, as well as the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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