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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

St. Robert Man Sentenced for Heroin Conspiracy


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a St. Robert, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Pulaski County, Mo.

Robert E. Peetz, 27, of St. Robert, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, to seven years in federal prison without parole.

On Oct. 9, 2012, Peetz pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin. Peetz admitted that he began selling heroin in the fall of 2010. Federal agents used a confidential source to make three undercover purchases of heroin from Peetz in August 2011. Peetz estimated that he had sold between 5 and 6 ounces of heroin (which is in excess of 100 grams).

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Milligan. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Pulaski County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the St. Robert, Mo., Police Department, the Waynesville, Mo., Police Department and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group.

Updated January 9, 2015