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“Eastbound and Down” with 364 lbs. of marijuana – William Henry’s roll ended in Brandon

Image courtesy of Brandon Police
William Henry (Image courtesy of Brandon Police)

Tuesday night, Brandon Police stopped 62-year-old William Henry of Hesperia, California, for a traffic violation on I-20 eastbound.

During the traffic stop, the officer became suspicious Henry was participating in criminal activity and a search of the vehicle driven by Henry revealed he was in possession of 364 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is $1.1 million.

During the subsequent investigation, Henry was discovered to have an extensive multi-state and federal criminal history, including prior arrests for drug trafficking and manufacture.

Henry was arrested and charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance and booked into the Rankin County Jail with a $250,000 bond.

Image courtesy of Brandon Police

He was set to appear in Brandon Municipal Court Wednesday for an initial appearance.

Members of the Rankin County Interdiction Team assisted in the investigation.

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