News Release
June 7, 2006

Jacksonville U.S. Border Patrol Officer Arrested on Federal Drug Charge

Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division and Paul I. Perez, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announced the arrest of Tony Henderson. Henderson, is an officer with the United States Border Patrol, stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. The arrest was based upon the filing of a criminal complaint in federal court which charges Henderson with distributing a quantity of marijuana to an individual on December 10, 2005 in Baker County. According to the criminal complaint, Henderson arranged the marijuana transaction by telephone with another individual, set the price of the illegal drugs and arranged for the transaction to occur at Henderson's residence. If convicted, Henderson faces up to 5 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and a period of supervised release of at least 2 years.

This investigation was conducted by the DEA Miami Field Division Gainesville Resident Office, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.