Complaint: SPRING HILL u2013 A Nashville doctor who last week surrendered her medical license and was sentenced to home confinement in a federal prescription fraud case pleaded not guilty Monday to three felony counts of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance.Robin T.Hobbs, 29, refused a plea offer to state charges Monday in Davidson County Court. Town Justice D.Truesdale released her on her own recognizance pending a May court date, although if Hobbs is indicted before then, that appearance will be canceled.In an interview with Drug Enforcement Administration agents leading up to his federal charges, Hobbs admitted using cocaine since 2012.Monday, the state Attorney Generalu2019s Office accused Hobbs,PEDIATRIC DENTIST , of writing three prescriptions in 2013 for the painkiller Lortab for a Medicaid client who said Hobbs had never examined him.The patient, identified in court papers only as a man who lived near Hobbs in Nashville and knew her socially, said that Hobbs learned that the patient was using the painkillers.The felony complaint says Hobbs offered to give the man Lortab prescriptions if the man would give half of the Lortab pills to Hobbs when he had the prescriptions filled.The prescriptions, dated June 16, Aug. 11 and Sept. 26, 2013, were written on prescription pads from Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates, where Hobbs was working and currently still is. The Medicaid client told investigators that he has never been to any Snodgrass-King office.A spokeswoman for the Attorney Generalu2019s Office said she did not know what Hobbs did with the drugs she allegedly received back from the patient.Hobbs attorney, said his client denies the charges.She pled not guilty. We think the charges are weak,u201d her lawyer said.In March in Nashville Courtroom, Hobbs was sentenced to one yearsu2019 probation and three days of home confinement for a prescription scheme. She pleaded guilty to health care fraud and aiding and abetting the obtaining of a controlled substance by fraud.Federal court papers show the arrangement allowed her then-boyfriend to fraudulently receive a free prescription for Dilaudid, a narcotic painkiller, in August and September 2013 through the emergency room at a local Nashville hospital, where Hobbs knew someone that was working there at the time. Hobbs and the man, Brandon A. Williams, also were charged with federal cocaine possession misdemeanors on Nov. 27, 2013. Court papers said cocaine base was found on the seat of a vehicle registered to Hobbs, which Williams was driving in Nashville, TN. DEA agents then followed it to Hobbsu2019s home.Williams pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and was sentenced to one year of supervised release and a fine of $1,025.
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