Delaware police raid alleged pill mill

STANTON, Del. - September 9, 2010

Nearly 2 dozen officers with Delaware State Police raided Delaware Integrated Health, a neck and back clinic suspected to be the home to a pill mill with the drug of choice being OxyContin.

"You came in, paid cash, went in, spent a couple minutes and got your script" Delaware Insurance Commission Deputy Director Frank Pyle said.

Pyle says the investigation began as an insurance fraud case. Private insurers kept receiving large suspicious claims from people being treated at the clinic.

"To give you an example, one accident we were able to determine one of the alleged striking vehicles had a blown motor in a field in South Carolina and the accident allegedly occurred at Interstate 95 at the split of 395 which is non-existent," Pyle said.

Soon, the players involved allegedly decided prescription drugs could be even more lucrative.

"The next thing we know, they wanted to hire a medical doctor to start prescribing pain medicines," Pyle said.

Authorities also raided a house on the 1200 block of Old Wilmington Road in Hokessin. It belongs to Krzysztof Poczyk who, a source says, is part of the investigation.

At least two other people are suspected to be involved in the operation.

"The person who we believe may be one of the main players also had some similar type things going on, started in Atlanta, Georgia, and then moved up to South Carolina," Pyle said.

Several people are now in custody.

Their names have not been released because they haven't been formally charged.

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