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Delray treatment center raided by Sober Home Task Force

Click for complete sober homes coverageThe Palm Beach County Sober Home Task Force raided a Delray Beach treatment center on Tuesday and left with boxes sealed with evidence tape.

The three-hour long raid at Chapters Recovery, formerly known as Good Future Recovery, yielded no arrests. The treatment center, located at 2230 W. Atlantic Ave., provides intensive outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization programs for addicts in early recovery.

Detectives from the Delray Beach Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment and referred questions to the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office, which oversees the task force. Mike Edmondson, a spokesman for the office, said two search warrants were issued for the treatment center but declined to offer additional details.

Good Future Recovery was founded in 2010. However, the business was sold in June 2015 and the name changed to Chapters Recovery. The new owners, president Daniel Kandler, and secretary David Remland, could not be reached for comment.

Kandler also opened a laboratory, Impact Q Testing, in December 2015 and in September opened Suncoast Detox. Patients at Chapters Recovery live in sober homes operated by the treatment center.

Attorney Mark Desimone, who brokered the sale, said he was surprised when he learned of the raid. The new owners were so committed to operating their business correctly that they spent more than $200,000 for legal advice from several law firms.

“These guys wanted to do it right,” Desimone said. “They did everything right.”

Chapters Recovery is the second treatment provider targeted by the task force. In October, the task force charged the owner of Whole Life Recovery in Boynton Beach with multiple counts of patient brokering. Christopher Hutson, a marketing consultant, was also charged with patient brokering.

According to police reports, Whole Life Recovery paid $525 per week for every client sober home operators enrolled in their treatment programs. Six sober home owners and operators were charged with accepting the kickbacks, according to police reports.

The legislature gave $275,000 to Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg to investigate corruption in the drug treatment industry and propose changes to existing laws and regulations pertaining to sober homes.

Aronberg created the task force in July and used the money to hire a full-time analyst and assign two prosecutors to handle the investigations.

Aronberg vows more arrests will be made.

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