SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Several San Diego area pharmacies were notified Tuesday that they were about to be shut down, in what U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy called "hoax" letters.
According to the bogus letters, Duffy was going to continue her opposition to marijuana dispensaries and shut down pharmacies she believed were not in compliance with prescription drug laws.
Around 8 a.m., media organizations began getting phone calls and emails reporting the bogus crackdown, which threatened closure of the pharmacies within 45 days.
"This office did not issue those press releases," Duffy said. "We are looking into the source of the emails."
Dexter Haight from the Federal Accountability Coalition claimed responsibility for the fake emails on the group's Facebook page, saying it was done to draw attention to Duffy and her mission to close medical marijuana dispensaries.
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