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Benton County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 80 Months in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. – On Thursday, June 29, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. McShane sentenced James Derby Rictor, 43, of Corvallis, Ore., to 80 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on May 20, 2016, acting on information Rictor was transporting methamphetamine between Douglas and Benton counties, Douglas County Interagency Narcotics Team detectives stopped his vehicle in Rice Hill, Ore. A police canine alerted to areas in Rictor’s vehicle and trailer where detectives found a cashbox containing methamphetamine and items used to distribute it. When arrested, Rictor was on probation in Benton County for felony theft and failure to appear.

On March 21, 2017, Rictor pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 49 actual grams of methamphetamine.

The case investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Douglas County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) and Benton County Sheriff Detective Ed Nowak. It was prosecuted by Frank R. Papagni, Jr., Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.

Updated June 30, 2017

Drug Trafficking