Physician In Bethesda Indicted For Dispensing Controlled Dangerous Substances Out Of Professional Practice

She’s also accused of maintaining drug involved premises.

Greenbelt, Md (KM) A Bethesda physician has been indicted on seven counts of dispensing controlled dangerous substances outside of her professional practice, and maintaining a drug-involved premises. The US Attorney’s Office for Maryland says the indictment against Doctor Anissa Maroof, 47, was returned on February 28th, 2024, and remained unsealed until her arrest. She had her arraignment¬† on April 1st, 2024 before a US Magistrate in Greenbelt.

Federal officials say the indictment charges that between 2021 and 2022, Doctor Maroof knowingly and unlawfully dispensed and distributed controlled dangerous substances such as Adderall, Suboxone, Subutex and Xanax. They say Doctor Maroof wrote out prescriptions for these substances outside of the usual course of her professional practice, and not for legitimate medical purposes.

Along with that, Doctor Maroof is charged with maintaining a drug-involved premises from her office  in Bethesda, where she dispensed these controlled dangerous substances outside of her professional practice and not for any medical purposes.

If convicted, she could face more than 20 years in prison. But federal officials say actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.

The US Attorney’s Office says indictments not findings of guilt, and all defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

By Kevin McManus