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Ten warrants served to Chargers and Padres doctors

SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration served 10 warrants in the San Diego area today as part of an ongoing investigation into the professional practices of doctors who work for the Chargers and Padres.

The federal agency inspected the undisclosed facilities ''in an attempt to verify the correctness of controlled-substance inventories, records, reports and other documents required to be kept'' by the physicians, according to a DEA statement released this afternoon.

The federal body has not released the names of the involved doctors or disclosed what prompted the probe, which has not resulted in any indictments, criminal charges or administrative actions, according to the statement.

A spokesman for the Chargers said he was out of town and had no information about the investigation. A Padres representative said the baseball team's management was preparing a statement to be released tonight.

Then-Chargers safety Kevin Ellison was arrested last month in his hometown of Redondo Beach after an officer allegedly found about 100 Vicodin tablets in his car during a traffic stop. He subsequently was cut by the team and signed with the Seattle Seahawks.


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