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Doctor accused of drug trafficking in court Thursday

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    Thursday, April 11 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-04-11 08:24:17 GMT
    A LOCAL DOCTOR HAS BEEN CHARGED AS A DRUG TRAFFICKER. DR SAMUEL NIGRO IS ACCUSED OF TAKING MONEY ON THE SIDE FROM PATIENTS TO GET THEM DRUGS. RECORDS SHOW THE DRUGS INCLUDED OXYCODONE, METHADONE, ANDMore >>
    A local doctor has been charged as a drug trafficker. Dr. Samuel Nigro is accused of taking money on the side from patients to get them drugs.More >>
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A local doctor charged with drug trafficking is arraigned Thursday morning. 

Dr. Samuel Nigro was late for the court hearing and then pled not guilty to the charges of trafficking, tampering with drugs, and attempted engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Dr. Nigro is accused of taking money on the side from patients for drugs. Records show the drugs included oxycodone, methadone and adderall.

Prosecutors believe the drug dealings went on for about four years.

Nigro, 75, is a psychiatrist. 19 Action News has learned he treated patients in Lakewood, Beachwood and Cleveland Heights.

Nigro gave up his doctor's license last summer and remains out on a $5000 bond.

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