State and federal authorities raid Oneida doctor’s office

Coffey Medical Clinic

A photo of Coffey Medical Clinic’s office in Knoxville on Tuesday, June 13, 2018. (Photo: Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel)


State and federal authorities raided an Oneida doctor’s office on Tuesday afternoon.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Leslie Earhart said agents were at “locations in Scott County as part of an active and ongoing investigation.” She referred further questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Allen Love, said federal search warrants were served Tuesday in Scott County. He wouldn’t give further details.

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and TBI agents were at Coffey Family Medical Clinic on Underpass Drive in Oneida. The highway patrol was assisting the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, according to THP Lt. Bill Miller.

A spokesman for the DEA did not return an emailed request for comment.

Coffey Family Medical Clinic is the office of Dr. David Coffey. Coffey, who was licensed as a medical doctor in 1976, had his license reprimanded in 2017 by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, records show.

According to court documents, he admitted he told a nurse to buy Botox for him and his wife “from the cheapest source she could find.” Coffey admitted he didn’t know whether the Botox was FDA approved.

He was disciplined for “unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct,” and was ordered to pay five $100 penalties — one $100 penalty for each box of Botox.

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