Skip to main content
Press Release

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Michael Henderson, 34, of Michigan, pleaded guilty to 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 of a vehicle in which Henderson was a passenger in downtown Charleston. 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.

Henderson is scheduled to be sentenced on January 26, 2023, and faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison, five years of supervised release and a $20 million fine.

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 presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is prosecuting 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 October 7, 2022

Drug Trafficking