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2:09 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Kentucky Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Dealing in Illegal Steroids

A Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested this week on federal drug charges.  FBI Special Agent Virginia MacHenry writes in a criminal complaint that William Allen Rice sold steroids to an undercover informant on three occasions between May and August of this year. 

In one instance, Rice allegedly meets up with the undercover agent while in uniform and driving his Taylor County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.  In another transaction, Rice told the informant he would leave a bottle of steroids for him on the seat of his cruiser parked at his home in Campbellsville.

Rice was arrested Tuesday and released on his own recognizance.  He is due in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green next week for a preliminary hearing.  Court records did not list an attorney for the former deputy.

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton says Rice has been fired.