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Press Release

Detroit Man Sentenced to More than 15 Years in Prison for Federal Drug Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Michael Henderson, 34, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today to 15 years and eight months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 3, 2022, law enforcement officers conducted a traffic stop in downtown Charleston of a vehicle in which Henderson was a passenger. During the traffic stop, a police K-9 alerted to the presence of controlled substances in a duffel bag belonging to Henderson. Officers searched the bag and found approximately 5 pounds of methamphetamine.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:22-cr-65.


Updated April 20, 2023

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