FBI raid at Bardstown drug store - WDRB 41 Louisville News

FBI raid at Bardstown drug store

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The FBI raids a pharmacy that's been part of the Bardstown, Ky. community for 150 years.

The FBI isn't saying much, only that agents executed a search warrant at Crume Drug Store, saying it was part of an ongoing healthcare fraud investigation.

Customers and Bardstown residents are speaking out though, saying they are shocked.  Dixie Hibbs, former Bardstown mayor, says, "I would be very surprised that there would be anything in the Crume Drug Store that would cause the FBI to come down on them hard."

While the FBI was inside the pharmacy, local police officers blocked the front entrance.  Customers who were coming to pick up their prescriptions were turned away.

The store is now back open however -- the owners, Timothy and Robbin Sizemore, declined to comment about the raid.

Hibbs says the Sizemores took over the business in 2010.  She describes the couple as very active in the community:  "I certainly know they're not the type of people that you would be suspicious of, that your alarms would go up or anything like that.  So again, I think that when the rest of the story comes out, I think we'll realize we should wait before we jump to any conclusions."

The FBI is also working with the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Crume Drug store was originally founded in 1852 under the name "Wood Drug Store."

Tuesday's raid follows a long list of prescription drug abuse investigations statewide in recent weeks.

Copyright 2012 WDRB News.  All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.