BALDWIN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island doctor accused of selling prescriptions for highly addictive painkillers to patients without performing examinations has pleaded not guilty.
Dr. Anand Persaud, 44, entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday afternoon, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported. He has been remanded without bail and his case will be back in court August 1.
Earlier Tuesday, Persaud said nothing as he was led out of his Baldwin office in handcuffs in front of stunned patients, Rivera reported.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Persaud would prescribe oxycodone like candy, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.