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Embattled Fort Wayne pain doctor requests return of seized guns

(Photo Supplied/ Allen County Jail)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne pain doctor whose license was suspended after a federal raid of his home and office last month wants his guns back.

Dr. Michael Cozzi was accused of over-prescribing a large number of painkillers, and initially charged with possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug, but prosecutors have since let that charge expire.

Still, the Fort Wayne Police Department is holding onto a large number of firearms they seized at his home, and Cozzi appeared in Allen Superior Court to demand they be returned.

A hearing on that request will be held in August, according to the Journal Gazette, which also reports there is a law in Allen County that allows for the warrantless seizure of guns from those deemed a “danger” to either themselves or others.

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1 comment

Jeremy April 27, 2016 at 8:25 am

Since when can Allen county create their own law? They can create ordinances in the towns/cities but no ordinances can’t do anything more than access fines.

Sounds to me like Allen county might be the one committing a crime in this instance.


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