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DEA Raids Hamtramck Medical Office

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Outside Dr. Basil Qandil's Hamtramck medical facility. (credit: WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Outside Dr. Basil Qandil’s Hamtramck medical facility. (credit: WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

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HAMTRAMCK (WWJ) – One person was taken into custody on Wednesday as authorities raided a Hamtramck doctor’s office.

Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency and Department of Human Services removed dozens of boxes from Qandil Family Medical Clinic and Urgent Care at 9222 Joseph Campau near Holbrook.

Patients gathered outside the building, hoping to find out what was going on; some of them telling WWJ Newsradio 950’s Stephanie Davis they suspect the bust was prescription drug-related.

“I’ve been coming here about two years,” said Detroiter Serena Stafford. “But, you know what? I already know what’s going to happen, because too many of these people come up here and be getting [prescription drugs] — and they’re probably not doing the right thing with it.”

Said Hamtramck resident Bill Meyer, “You know, we don’t need this kind of thing in Hamtramck, but we don’t need the abuse. From what I understand the … drug coalition group in town here did some research and found something wrong with it.”

Fred Rosenstine was surprised by the commotion. “A hundred people come out of here, and they tow five cars here. I’ve never seen this in my life — 66 years — what happened here. The movie ‘8 Mile’ wasn’t this dramatic,” he said.

Authorities would not confirm, Wednesday afternoon, the reason for the raid or the name of the person who was arrested.

Dr. Basil Qandil is the listed physician at the facility.

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