Plainfield Man Sentenced for Distribution of Heroin
Receives One-Year Sentence
Morris Rice, 37 of Plainfield, NH, was sentenced in Sullivan Superior Court on September 13 to serve a 12-month period of incarceration at the Sullivan County House of Corrections for a conspiracy to sell the controlled drug heroin.
Rice will be evaluated for the Sullivan County TRAILS Program, pursuant to that sentence, which is an intensive incarceration based treatment program run by the Sullivan County House of Corrections, and one based upon best practices. Rice was further sentenced to serve 1-3 years at the New Hampshire State Prison for possession of the controlled drug heroin, and 60 days to serve at the Sullivan County House of Corrections for criminal contempt. Those sentences were suspended, conditioned upon good behavior, for a period of 3 years and 1 year respectively.
Rice’s conviction originated from an investigation commenced by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force. On March 1, Rice met with Destiny Rogers in the town of Plainfield for purposes of selling Rogers a quantity of the controlled drug heroin. Members of the New Hampshire Attorney Generals’ Drug Task Force subsequently obtained a warrant for Rice’s arrest, which was effectuated on June 26. Rice, at the time of his arrest, was determined to have in his possession a quantity of the controlled drug heroin, said the county attorney's office.
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, along with both the Plainfield Police Department and Lebanon Police Department were involved in this investigation, and the case was prosecuted by Deputy Sullivan County Attorney Justin Hersh.