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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 4, 2013

Former Taylor County, Kentucky Deputy Sheriff Charged With Distribution Of Anabolic Steroids

– Wore Taylor County Sheriff’s Department uniform and drove law enforcement vehicle during alleged distribution

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A former Taylor County, Kentucky deputy sheriff charged with distribution of anabolic steroids, waived his formal appearance in United States District Court in Bowling Green Friday, and a trial date was scheduled for December 16, 2013, announced David J. Hale United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

William Allen Rice, age 38, of Campbellsville, was charged in a criminal complaint on October 1, 2013 and subsequently charged by federal grand jury indictment on October 16, 2013.

According to the three-count federal indictment, on three separate occasions, between May 17, 2013, and August 10, 2013, in Taylor County, Kentucky, defendant Rice was recorded allegedly distributing Schedule III controlled substances including Boldenone Undecylenate, Nandrolone Decanoate and Testosterone Enanthate. Further, the Affidavit attached to the Criminal Complaint alleges that defendant 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.

If convicted of the charges, Rice faces no more than 30 years in prison, a fine of no more than $1,500,000 and no less than two years of supervised release. The trial was scheduled before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr.

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

The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation
only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless
proven guilty.