A Look Inside the Abandoned Detroit “Pill Mill” Raided by the DEA
Back in 2017, this medical clinic was raided and shut down by the DEA.
There is no denying that the opioid crisis in America is a real thing and can be seen everywhere. From small, rural, country towns to big, bustling cities, opioid addiction can be found all over the state. Sadly, many people take advantage of this for profit and personal gain.
In 2017, the Lighthouse Medical Center on 8 Mile in Detroit, became one of many targets for something called "Operation Candy Man." This large-scale opioid diversion operation also targeted facilities in West Bloomfield, Grand Blanc, Van Buren Township, and Taylor.
The Lighthouse Medical Center was under investigation for overprescribing opiate pain medication and other regulated narcotics. The facility was raided by both local and federal agencies and several arrests were made. One of those arrested was the head doctor of the medical clinic and was said to be one of the most prolific prescribers of narcotics in the state in 2015 and 2016. Said doctor has since had his medical license suspended and the medical clinic was shut down.
After the raid and shutdown of the medical clinic, almost everything there remains in place and abandoned. Take a look at the photos below and you will see all of the items left behind. The abandoned clinic still has medical charts on the shelves, x-rays can be seen on the floor, medical supplies are still sitting on the counters, and more.
Be sure to check out the full video about this Detroit "pill mill" as well. Big thanks to Bob Huston for the photos, video, and story of this place. Be sure to check out his "Detroit Unseen" Facebook page and "Abandoned Central" YouTube channel.
Source: Detroit Unseen