Private Investigator, Former Taylor County Deputy Sheriff Guilty of Distribution of Anabolic Steroids

A former Taylor County, Kentucky deputy sheriff pleaded guilty today before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. to charges of distributing anabolic steroids, a Schedule III controlled substance, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

William Allen Rice, age 38, of Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to all charges in a three-count federal indictment. According to the plea agreement, Rice sold Schedule III controlled substances on three separate occasions between May 17, 2013 and August 10, 2013. On May 17, 2013, the defendant sold a bottle of boldenone undecylenate, a Schedule III non-narcotic, to another individual for $150. On August 8, 2013, the defendant sold a bottle of nandrolone decanoate, a Schedule III non-narcotic, to another individual for $150. On August 22, 2013, the defendant sold ten bottles of testosterone enanthate from Lightning Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an anabolic steroid and a Schedule III non-narcotic, to another individual for $950.

Rice was observed driving his assigned Taylor County Sheriff’s Office vehicle to prearranged meeting locations and wore his Taylor County Sheriff’s Office uniform and a pistol on his hip during one transaction with a confidential human source.

Rice was charged in a criminal complaint on October 1, 2013, and subsequently charged by federal grand jury indictment on October 16, 2013. The charges exposed Rice to a combined maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years, a combined maximum fine of $1,500,000, and a two-year term of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda E. Gregory and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Kentucky State Police.

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