CEO of Marijuana Transport Co. with Members Named "Soup" and "Nut" Sentenced to 30 Years

Categories: Crime, Drugs

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David Ingram Henderson
If you bought some weed in St. Louis between 2006 and 2010, the man your dealer probably got it from has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

On Thursday, David Ingram Henderson, 39, of Maryland Heights, was sentenced after having been convicted last November of one felony count each of "conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to manufacture over 100 plants of marijuana, and the manufacture of 100 marijuana plants."

See also: Meet Jeff Mizanskey, Missouri's Only Inmate Sentenced to Death in Prison for Pot

According to the Department of Justice, Henderson ran an organization that transported more than one ton of marijuana from Arizona to the St. Louis area starting in the summer of 2006 and end ending in June 2010 when he and several others were arrested for the conspiracy. Here's how he did it:

Henderson devised a system in which he would use members of the conspiracy to drive multiple rental vehicles with license plates from various states back from Arizona. One of these vehicles would be loaded with a large amount of marijuana intended for distribution in the St. Louis area and the other vehicles would travel in tandem with the loaded vehicle to serve as decoys designed to direct law enforcement attention away from the loaded vehicle.  Additionally, Henderson headed another conspiracy that operated indoor marijuana growing operations at various locations in St. Louis City and County.

Henderson was arrested with 23 other codefendants. And as Daily RFT reported back in 2010, they had some pretty interesting names, including "Soup," "Nut" and "Tommy Guns."

See also: Feds Bust Major St. Louis Marijuana Network; 24 People (with Intriguing Aliases) Indicted

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Each person had previously pleaded guilty and has been sentenced, according to the Department of Justice.

Incarcerating Henderson will cost taxpayers more than $800,000 at an average of about $27,000 per year.

Meanwhile, in Colorado, the state collected about $3.5 million in taxes from recreational marijuana sales in the month of January alone.

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dc.goodluck
dc.goodluck

PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SAY.

That man murdered people as well - all he had to do was pick up the phone.  A lot of people received about 145 years total of hard time because nothing got in this man's way.  He was a snitch and sold everyone out to avoid LIFE in prison. It's not about weed - to each his own.  This went way deaper.  Look up Project Deliverance in great detail.  This person was linked to the Mexican Cartel.  I will tell you that is not something I want in my country.  I can only hope that he was put in general population.  That's not a respectable crime on the inside and no I've never done time.  This man has 5 babies mommas for crying out loud.   I am rejoicing tonight that he finally has to face the music.  He's a piece of crap and to look in his eyes is like looking at the devil himself.

mojo3145
mojo3145

The real criminals are those who prosecuted this man.

Tim Corkill
Tim Corkill

Meanwhile child molesters get more chances

Genia Ackworth
Genia Ackworth

He'll be out when MO makes weed legal to sell. A guy with multiple DUI's, injured 6 people, received probation.

Andrea Campbell
Andrea Campbell

Wearing a Bluetooth. Still makin' sales and closin' deals.

Chris Davis
Chris Davis

Just goes to show how much time and money we are wasting. A guy this big goes down and the beat goes on. Plenty of weed to be bought. What's the point?

Nicholas Frisella
Nicholas Frisella

I'm also wondering why he still has his Bluetooth? This is a mug shot, correct?

Nicholas Frisella
Nicholas Frisella

Nice article Ray! I truly enjoy how you ended it.."Incarcerating Henderson will cost taxpayers more than $800,000 at an average of about $27,000 per year. Meanwhile, in Colorado, the state collected about $3.5 million in taxes from recreational marijuana sales in the month of January alone." Seeing the hard numbers helps people understand what a waste of money and human life the current system creates! RFT +1

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

A few miles away from here and he would have been a job creating tax payer.

Kimberly Fach
Kimberly Fach

The only thing that bothers me about this is there was probably some violence involved because it's illegal. Please stop wasting our tax money on this!

Denis Phillips
Denis Phillips

I love the twist at the end...meanwhile Missouri will spend 800k on this one individual and Colorado will collect millions ....

Sara Ivie-Trankler
Sara Ivie-Trankler

But bankers are free. Keep it classy. A man that brings happiness is going to jail.

Keith Croak
Keith Croak

Certainly didn't stop the inflow. Just legaize it!!!!!!!!!!

Laura Hamm
Laura Hamm

Just went to Colorado. It's another world... So much better than St. Louis it's scary how backwards & stunted we are.

Steve Horak
Steve Horak

he wasnt paying anyone. Thats a no no

dalediversity
dalediversity topcommenter

Do we know what color the other defendants are?  

Ryan Richardson
Ryan Richardson

In Missouri, he's a criminal and a drain on the taxpayers. In Colorado, he's a shrewd business man putting money into the economy. Which one would you rather have?

Sara Lindsey
Sara Lindsey

Insane when violent offenders and child molesters get less time than a freaking pot distributor.

Taylor Esch
Taylor Esch

"Incarcerating Henderson will cost taxpayers more than $800,000 at an average of about $27,000 per year. Meanwhile, in Colorado, the state collected about $3.5 million in taxes from recreational marijuana sales in the month of January alone."

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

Umm weed is everywhere and in high demand I doubt he is responsible for my medicine...I get mine from illegal immigrants

Rick Kohn
Rick Kohn

dozens more to take his place.

blockboy321
blockboy321

Fuck h my uncle aint no snitch and did t kill ppl so talk wtf u know lame ass dude

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