A Calhoun pain clinic has regained its business license from the city.

The clinic became the subject of investigation after local law enforcement officers began receiving reports that individuals pulled over out of state were found with narcotic pills they said had been obtained by prescriptions from Advanced Wellness in Calhoun.

On Wednesday, March 16, Calhoun Police Department personnel and Georgia Medical Board officials shut down the office and took the business license.

A Friday press release from Advanced Wellness stated, “after an apparent misunderstanding on the part of the City of Calhoun regarding Advanced Wellness’ business license, the license was returned and the clinic is in good standing.”

“There’s a due process that has to take place …, and that wasn’t followed,” said City Administrator Eddie Peterson.

Calhoun Mayor Jimmy Palmer said the decision to revoke the license was based on a city ordinance put in place in 1988. Under that ordinance, there is no specific procedure for revocation, he explained. The city plans to amend the guidelines to include a procedure for revocation.

The business is “still under investigation,” by the Calhoun Police Department and state medical board officials, Palmer said.