UPDATE: Pharmaceutical company on Midlothian Turnpike raided by Federal agents
MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - Armed federal agents worked well into the night Tuesday. They were removing documents from the offices of a pharmaceutical company in Chesterfield. There is an odd connection to one of the stars of "Jersey Shore."
Workers and patients at the Midlothian Turnpike office building say they saw federal agents coming and going since about 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Federal agents from the U.S. Office of Inspector General, IRS, and police officials headed straight for the Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceutical suite.
"It's kind of scary to have all these people walking around and not know what's going on," said patient Rebecca Davis.
Our cameras captured an army of agents taking out countless files in boxes.
"We can confirm that federal officers from the US government presented a search warrant at the offices of Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia, USA on Tuesday morning," said a RB spokesperson in a statement."RB is cooperating fully with the investigation, but the officials did not disclose the purpose of the warrant."
Company officials say the warrant was presented by the US Attorney's office for Western Virginia. The company has made headlines in recent weeks. The New York Times reported the FDA asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate potentially anti-competitive business practices by the company.
The Daily Mail in the UK reports "Jersey Shore's" Mike "The Situation" has even been linked to Reckitt Benckiser. He is allegedly facing subpoenas of his own after reportedly working with the company to increase knowledge about prescription painkiller addiction.
A source tells NBC 12 that employees are being told to call the inclement weather line to see if they are to report to work.
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