Dr. Robert Rand does not enter plea during Reno federal court appearance

Robert Gene Rand did not enter a plea on Monday, May 16, 2016, during an appearance in federal court in Reno (Photo: Washoe County Jail)

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m.

Dr. Robert Rand did not enter a plea during his appearance in federal court Monday in Reno.

Rand has been indicted and charged with taking part in a criminal prescription drug distribution ring.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday. He was booked into Washoe County Jail sometime Monday afternoon following his court appearance.

His attorney, John Arrascada, told News 4 that Rand would plead not guilty to all charges.

Eight other people have been indicted by a federal grand jury. All eight have pleaded not guilty to the charges they face individually, though only Richard Winston West II remains detained.


Doctor Robert Rand will be arraigned in Federal Court at 3 p.m. to enter a plea on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, such as oxycodone, according to officials.

Rand is also charged with one count of distribution of oxycodone resulting in death and one count of distribution of fentanyl.


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