Rand lawyer leaves case, replaced by two others

Dr. Robert Gene Rand's booking photos. Rand will remain in a bay area jail until his next court appearance May 6, 2016.

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A Reno lawyer has decided to stop representing the doctor accused of heading up a major oycodone ring in northern Nevada.

Doctor Robert Rand faces a multitude of charges including the illegal distribution of oxycodone, resulting in the death of a patient.

Attorney John Arrascada tells KOLO his motion to remove himself from Rand's case has been approved by federal court. Because of attorney-client privilege, Arrascada would not give us a reason for his decision. But he says two other attorneys, John Ohlson and Jack Fox, have taken over Rand's case.