A nurse practioner was convicted Monday of illegally selling prescription painkillers from her Deer Park office in what authorities described as one of the largest “pill mills” on eastern Long Island.
Ingrid Gordon-Patterson was found guilty at Suffolk County court of criminal sale of a prescription, conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon.
“She was running one of the largest “pill mills” in Suffolk County, if not the metropolitan area,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Prosecutors said the 49-year-old Patchogue woman sold more than 1,100 Oxycodone tablets daily, charging $250 cash for a prescription for 30 of the widely abused pills from June 11, 2011 to June 6, 2012. The street value of the pills at the time was $20 per 30 milligram tablet, according to investigators.
Investigators also seized an unregistered, loaded .38-caliber Titan Tiger Revolver when they executed a search warrant on her office, authorities said.
Gordon-Patterson faces up to 25 years in prison when she is sentenced on July 29 before Judge Richard Ambro.