An ex-con has been indicted for his alleged ties to a Deer Park medical office where authorities say a nurse-practitioner was selling prescription painkillers.
Wesley Harris was charged with conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon Thursday at Suffolk County court.
Prosecutors said the 37-year-old prior violent felony offender also had a loaded, .38 Titan Tiger Revolver in his home.
“As Mr. Harris knows, he cannot possess a firearm in light of his conviction in 2007 for sexual abuse in the first degree,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Harris told police he was employed as a “medical assistant” in the Bay Shore Road office run by Ingrid Gordon Patterson, who pleaded not guilty in June to criminal sale of a prescription, according to Spota.
Authorities said the 47-year-old Patchogue woman sold 30 Oxycodone tablets for $250 cash. She is free on $50,000 bond and will be arraigned Tuesday on new charges following another grand jury indictment.
Harris was released without bail after his arraignment was adjourned. He is due back in court Thursday and is free on $50,000 bail after his initial gun charge arrest this summer.