A Great Neck doctor was arrested Monday night and faces forgery and drug charges after he was allegedly caught with a slew of drugs and blank prescriptions, Nassau County police said in announcing his arrest.
Dr. Edmond Hakimi, 32, of Greenvale, was arraigned Aug. 27 and released after posting $1,000 bail at First District Court in Hempstead.
Police stopped Hakimi in the rear lot of a medical office park at 560 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck at 10:15 p.m. on Monday. Cops allege the doctor was parked in his 2013 Jeep when officers saw him in the front seat with a “white powdery substance,” which police believe to be Xanax or Adderall, a news release said.
During a search of his backpack, police found a cigarette pack containing three Alprazolam pills, two suboxone strips, a white bottle containing a leafy substance believed to be marijuana, five blank prescription sheets and three prescriptions in his name. Police also recovered a bottle of 27 Clonazepam pills and a bottle of three Alprazolam pills. Both of the bottles were prescribed to other people, said police.
After a subsequent investigation, detectives were able to recover a container of 144 Alprazolam pills, 27 pink amphetamine pills and a white powdery substance believed to be Cialis, the news release said.
According to the New York State Health Department, Hakimi was issued his license to practice medicine on March 4. Public records show he operates a medical office in Southampton.
Hakimi was charged with three counts of second-degree forgery and seven counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He is due back in court on Thursday.