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Case Number: 19-cr-485
Court: United States District Court for the District of Colorado (Denver County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Denver, CO - The United States of America charged Connie Gill, age 41, with possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone.
According to the stipulated facts contained in the plea agreement, between February 8, 2019 and February 27, 2019, Gill possessed with intent to distribute Oxycodone. During this time period, she created dozens of fake prescriptions for Oxycodone, using the names of at least three medical practitioners without their knowledge or permission. She obtained the necessary supplies from local office supply stores and used a publicly available application on her cell phone to design the prescriptions.
Gill directed other individuals to fill or attempt to fill the fraudulent prescriptions at pharmacies in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. After obtaining the Oxycodone from the pharmacy, the defendant and others would divide the pills. In some cases, the defendant paid the other individuals in cash upon receiving the pills.
On February 27, 2019, a confidential informant arranged to purchase methamphetamine from the defendant at her hotel room in Pueblo. The informant purchased 3.06 grams of methamphetamine from the defendant. That same day, Pueblo Police officers executed a search warrant for the defendant's hotel room. Inside, officers found prescription bottles, printed fake prescriptions, blue prescription paper, a printer filled with prescription paper, a paper cutter, and multiple scales.
In all, based on the fake prescriptions that were filled and those which the defendant created but were not yet filled, the defendant either possessed with the intent to distribute or intended to possess with the intent to distribute at least 16.8 grams of Oxycodone.
Gill faces not more than 20 years in federal prison, and up to a $1,000,000 fine.
The defendant was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 21, 2019. She was then charged by information and pleaded guilty on June 23, 2020. Gill is scheduled to be sentenced on November 13, 2020. U.S. District Judge William J. Martinez presided over the change of plea hearing.
This case was investigated by the Denver Division of the DEA. The defendant was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rajiv Mohan and Jena Rose Neuscheler.
21 U.S.C. § 846 and 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C) - Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances
Possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C)
Outcome: 06/23/2020 23 INFORMATION as to Connie Gill Count 1s. (Attachments: # 1 Penalty Sheet) (afran) (Entered: 06/23/2020)
06/23/2020 24 WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Connie Gill. Entered by Judge William J. Martinez on 6/23/2020. (afran) (Entered: 06/23/2020)
06/23/2020 25 COURTROOM MINUTES for Change of Plea Hearing as to Connie Gill held before Judge William J. Martinez on 6/23/2020. Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 of the Information and admitted for the forfeiture allegation. Sentencing set for 11/13/2020 at 1:30 PM in Courtroom A801 before Judge William J. Martinez. Court Reporter: Tracy Weir. (afran) (Entered: 06/23/2020)
06/23/2020 26 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Connie Gill. (afran) (Entered: 06/23/2020)
06/23/2020 27 STATEMENT IN ADVANCE OF PLEA OF GUILTY by Defendant Connie Gill. (afran) (Entered: 06/23/2020)