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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Jeffrey B. Jensen
, United States Attorney

Convicted Felon Sentenced for Possessing Heroin and Fentanyl

St. Louis, MO – George Grice, 32, of St. Louis, Missouri was sentenced to 46 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute heroin.
 
According to court documents, on May 24, 2017, after two controlled purchases of heroin from Grice earlier in May 2017, officers of the Florissant, Missouri Police Department executed a search warrant at Grice’s residence.  Officers found heroin and a fully loaded Ruger Model P345 .45 caliber automatic pistol which facilitated his possession of that heroin and the heroin from the earlier May transactions by protecting the controlled substances and resulting proceeds.  On or about July 27, 2017, after two controlled purchases from Grice earlier in July 2017, officers of the Florissant, Missouri Police Department executed a second search warrant at Grice’s residence.  Searching officers found a knotted clear plastic bag containing heroin and fentanyl which Grice possessed with the intent to distribute the drugs.
 
Grice, 32, St. Louis, MO, pled guilty in March to one felony count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and one felony count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.
 
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Florissant Police Department.  United States Attorney Jeff Jensen handled the case.
 
Field Division: Kansas City Field Division