Published August 24, 2004
| Associated Press
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Country singer Mindy McCready (search) has pleaded innocent to drug charges.
Lawyers for McCready, whose hits include "Guys Do It All the Time," (search) entered the plea Monday in Williamson County Court. The 28-year-old singer wasn't present and remains free on $10,000 bond.
McCready was arrested earlier this month and charged with prescription drug fraud after authorities said she used a fake prescription to obtain the pain medicine OxyContin.
Investigators say McCready presented a fraudulent prescription at a pharmacy on Feb. 12, paid for the drugs and then left. Authorities say they later learned that she wasn't a patient at the doctor's office from which the prescription purportedly originated.
Her hits also include "Ten Thousand Angels" and "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)."