September 29, 2021

Brandon police stop vehicle with more than $1 million worth of illegal marijuana

Therese Apel

A Brandon interdiction officer pulled over a rented camper with around $1.1 million in it on Tuesday night, according to Brandon Police Department.

A release from BPD says that around 10:15 p.m., William Henry, 62 years old, a resident of Hesperia, California, was stopped for a traffic violation eastbound on Interstate 20 in Brandon.

During the traffic stop, the officer said Henry had his dog in the car and the dog was barking aggressively. During that time, a strong smell of raw marijuana was coming out of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle driven by Henry revealed he was in possession of 364 pounds of marijuana.

The drug was hidden in the luggage compartments of the camper, as well as underneath seats, under the mattress, and in several cabinets inside the camper.

When they pulled his record, police found Henry has 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.

Henry was scheduled to appear in Brandon Municipal Court on Wednesday for initial appearance. Members of the Rankin County Interdiction Team assisted in this investigation.

William Henry, 62, and more than 360 lbs of marijuana

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