Doctor speaks to FOX59 after DEA agents raid his practice

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (NOV. 26, 2014)- Charges won't be filed against a local chiropractor who had his office raided by DEA agents.

DEA agents raided Dr. Pynkerton Dion Newton's office located on the 2100 block of East 52nd street.

The search warrant was conducted on Nov. 17. Patient records, files and prescription logs were just some of the items seized during the raid.

It's not exactly clear why there won't be charges, but a representative with the Marion County Prosecutor's office says further investigation is being done.

"I think the whole thing is unfortunate," said Dr. Newton.

Unfortunate, is how Dr. Pinkerton Newton describes the incident. He was walked out of his office in handcuffs and placed in a Marion County transport van. Dr. Newton says he spent the night in jail.

"There are people who may have been affected by seeing me going out in handcuffs," said Dr. Newton.

Court documents show that the doctor was accused of prescribing the stimulant weight loss pill Phentermine without a license.

"I made everything available to the officers. We unlocked everything, gave codes and passwords," said Dr. Newton.

The Marion County Prosecutors office filed a notice of intent not to prosecute on Nov. 20, just three days after the raid.

"I know this does not mean that it's over, it just means that they decided not to prosecute," said Dr. Newton.

Dr. Newton's says along with joint adjustments, his office provides a weight loss program.

"A chiropractor is primary care physician, so we address many aspects of daily living, and health" said Dr. Newton.

FOX59 asked Dr. Newton if he has ever prescribed Phentermine.

"I don't want to comment on that. I want to comment that we are here and we would like to move forward," said Dr. Newton.

Dr. Newton says he wants to put this arrest behind him and continue his practice.

"I have served the public for over 20 years. My goal is to continue to do that to the best of my availability," said Dr. Newton.

New charges may be filed in this case.

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