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Search warrant served at clinic in New Castle

A Henry County Sheriff’s Department patrol car sits at the entrance of Kane-Loveridge Wellness Group. Law enforcement agents from local, state and federal agencies served a search warrant at the facilityWednesday morning.

- Courier-Times Staff Report

A combination of federal, state and local investigators issued a search warrant Wednesday on the Kane-Loveridge Wellness Group building in New Castle.

Agents from the Henry County Area Drug Task Force, the Indiana Attorney General's office and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) were involved in the investigation.

Kane Loveridge Wellness Group describes itself as "a full-service provider for medical, clinical psychology, mental health services, and psychological assessment and testing services."

According to the company website, the New Castle facility provides psychotherapy services to children 7 years and older, adolescents, and adults for depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, substance misuse, grief and loss, adjustment disorders and other issues.

The facility also offers general and family medical care, non-emergency walk-in urgent care, chronic care for conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, hormone replacement therapy, medical weight loss and pain management.

Kane-Loveridge Wellness Group also offers a medication-assisted opioid treatment program for substance abuse services.

Henry County Prosecutor Joe Bergacs told The Courier-Times he was aware of the investigation but was not able to comment on it as of Wednesday afternoon.

Henry County Sheriff Ric McCorkle directed all questions about the investigation to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's office.

A spokesperson from the attorney general's office confirmed Wednesday, "our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit staff were involved in activities in Henry County today. But we are not commenting on the nature of any on-going investigations."

A DEA spokesperson said they could not comment on any on-going investigations, however they did confirm DEA personnel assisted a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with activities in Henry County Wednesday.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) investigate and prosecute Medicaid provider fraud as well as patient abuse or neglect in health care facilities and board and care facilities.