Deer Park Nurse Practitioner Sentenced for Selling Rx

Ingrid Gordon-Patterson
Ingrid Gordon-Patterson

A nurse practioner was sentenced Tuesday to nine-to-19 years in prison illegally selling prescription painkillers from her Deer Park office in what authorities called one of the largest “pill mills” on eastern Long Island.

Ingrid Gordon-Patterson was convicted of criminal sale of a prescription, conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon at Suffolk County court in June.

“She used a pen and prescription pad to make enormous sums of cash over the span of one year—an estimated $1 million paid to her by addicts and dealers who resold the oxycodone pills,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

Prosecutors said the 49-year-old Patchogue woman sold more than 1,100 prescriptions for 30-milligram Oxycodone tablets 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.

Prosecutors had asked Judge Richard Ambro to give Patterson the maximum sentence of 26 years in state prison.

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