TBI, DEA raids doctor's office in Oneida after multiple overdose deaths

ONEIDA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A raid related to an doctor's home and office is underway in Oneida in relation to an 18-month undercover investigation into multiple overdose deaths more than two years ago.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the London division of the Drug Enforcement Agency had agents at the Coffey Family Medical Clinic Tuesday afternoon after executing a search warrant around 9:30 a.m. at 281 Underpass Drive in Scott County. Agents executed search warrants at other locations as well.

DEA agent C. Frank Hicks said no arrests have been made, but investigators are analyzing computer information and sending it to Washington, D.C., for further analysis. Agents are also combing through records and collecting relevant patient files. Hicks said he expects the investigation to continue for at least another eight months.

TBI spokeswoman Leslie Earhart said more information would be available at a later time, but it is an active and ongoing investigation.

It's not the first brush with the law for one doctor at the clinic, David Coffey. On July 29, 2016, state health records show he told a nurse to order Botox from "the cheapest source she could find." The health department said Coffey was unaware of where the Botox came from and if it was FDA-approved, but he planned to use it personally for himself and his wife.

Coffey was found guilty in January 2017 of unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct. His license was reprimanded and he had to pay a civil penalty of $500, plus any other associated costs in the case not to exceed $1,000.