A Nova Scotia doctor charged with drug trafficking after police accused her of prescribing 50,000 pills to a hospital patient who never received them has pleaded not guilty.
Lawyer Stan MacDonald says he entered the pleas on behalf of his client June 8, 2016 in Bridgewater provincial court.
MacDonald says trial dates have been set for Feb. 21 to 28 and March 1 to 7.
Bridgewater police have alleged 35-year-old Sarah Dawn Jones wrote the prescription for oxycodone and oxyneo pills over a one-year period.
Jones worked at the Crossroads Family Practice in the Halifax suburb of Tantallon, but the province’s College of Physicians and Surgeons has said she’s under an interim suspension and has stopped practising.
The College has said the matter was reported to police last August after a pharmacist reported unusual activity to the college’s investigative branch.
Jones is also accused of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, theft, breach of trust, drawing a document without authority and fraud.