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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Timothy A. Garrison
, United States Attorney
Contact: Don Ledford

Springfield Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Heroin Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Corbin S. Rice, 27, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole.

On Nov. 1, 2017, Rice pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin in Greene County, Mo., from March 1, 2016, to May 18, 2017.

Investigators conducted three controlled buys from Rice, for a total of approximately five grams of heroin. When law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Rice’s residence, they found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, drug ledgers, a personal journal and a loaded shotgun. Investigators determined that Rice was purchasing two to three grams of heroin from his source, two to three times a week.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jody M. Larison. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, IRS-Criminal Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Springfield, Mo., Police Department, the Greene County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol


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