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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Border Patrol Officer Charged With Selling Marijuana, FL

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A U.S. Border Patrol officer based in Jacksonville was arrested Wednesday, accused of distributing marijuana.

Tony Henderson, 45, of Macclenny, is accused of selling a quantity of marijuana in Baker County in December.

The arrest came after an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration agents, the FBI, immigration agents, the Suwannee and Columbia county sheriff's offices, and the inspector general's office from Homeland Security.

According to court papers, Henderson, who is also known as "Hollywood," arranged to sell the drugs over the telephone, setting the price and arranging to make the sale at his home.

Henderson will make his first appearance at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Jacksonville federal court before United States Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson.

If convicted, Henderson could be sentenced with up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and supervised release of at least two years. The criminal complaint also seeks forfeiture of Henderson's home.


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