Springfield, Mo. – (1/23/2018) A Springfield man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Corbin S. Rice, 27, of Springfield, was sentenced 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 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.