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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 13, 2019

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Charge

Gulfport, Miss – Peter Oliver Henry, 63, of New Orleans, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Michelle A. Sutphin, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Mississippi Field Office.

Henry will be sentenced by Judge Ozerden on March 20, 2020, and faces a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in prison for the drug charge and a minimum of 5 years of supervised release.  He also faces maximum fines of $5,000,000. 

On June 4, 2019, agents with the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force in Jackson County covertly purchased 4 ounces of heroin from Henry for $10,000.  Henry came to the parking lot of a local Gulf Coast shopping mall and exchanged 5 bags of heroin for the cash.  Henry was subsequently arrested walking into the mall, and the money used to purchase the heroin was recovered from his car.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force investigated the case.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 13, 2019