Dr. Barrett Doyle Whitefield (D.O.) pleaded not guilty on federal charges for conspiring to possess and distribute 500 grams of a methamphetamine mixture, 50 grams of actual methamphetamine and a hydrocodone mixture.
Whitefield, 59, also waived his arraignment in the federal courthouse in Midland.
The decision meant that Whitefield didn't have to appear before a federal magistrate judge on Tuesday.
Whitefield was arrested on December 6th in Odessa.
Whitefield was then released from the Ector County Law Enforcement Center after he posted $10,000 bond on December 6th.
Whitefield and 7 others were indicted on meth distribution charges in Midland federal court on November 28th.
According to the Texas Medical Board, Whitefield has previously been sanctioned in November 2007 and in June 2012.
Whitefield was also ordered to complete a 4 hour ethics or risk management course by June 2013.