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California Man Sentenced for Possessing with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Marijuana

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

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Lawrence Henderson, 52, of Stockton, California, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for possessing with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, and marijuana.  Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Henderson to 60 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, he will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

On August 28, 2018, law enforcement stopped a tractor semi-trailer for a vehicle violation of no front plate in Hall County, Nebraska. Upon contact with the occupants, the trooper had indicators of criminal activity and asked for consent to search the vehicle. Consent was granted for the trailer but not for the truck. A K9 was requested, and upon arrival and deployment, indicated to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. The trooper located eight total bags, with four bags containing vacuum sealed bags of marijuana with a total weight of approximately 94.6 lbs., 3 bags that had 36 pounds of methamphetamine and 51 pounds of cocaine. 

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Updated December 23, 2021

Drug Trafficking