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Toledo doctor investigated for prescribing highly addictive drugs

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL/AP) - A Toledo doctor is under investigation for prescribing highly addictive drugs such as OxyContin to patients "for no legitimate medical purpose," according to federal court papers.

Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency and Toledo Police seized documents from the office of Dr. Darrell Hall Thursday.

It's located in the 300-block of Michigan Street in downtown Toledo.

According to 35-page affidavit filed in U.S. District court in Toledo, the search was a result of a lengthy investigation of Dr. Hall's medical practice, including the prescribing of drugs. As part of the investigation, law enforcement and informants would pose as patients and from April, 2007, through September, 2008, the DEA and Toledo Police Department conducted undercover visits to Dr. Hall's office.

As of Thursday, no charges had been filed against the doctor or his staff.

Last year, News 11 talked to Dr. Hall about moving into the Toledo Building. He said that before patients had to drive 20 or 30 minutes to see a physician and wait.

Not anymore.

"A lot of patients live in the local area and that's important," said Dr. Hall in 2008.

According to the court document, Dr. Hall admitted to having a drug problem back in the mid '90s.

His medical license was even suspended for a time in 2001.

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