Ravenna doctor charged with illegally prescribing painkillers
A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Gregory Ingram, 29, of Ravenna, Ohio, with dispensing controlled substances, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Count 1 alleges that from in or about September 2013 to in or about October 2014, Ingram, a physician, illegally dispensed Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Percocet, and Diazepam.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.