Man sentenced after taping drug sale near toddler
NEW ORLEANS - A gang member whose crimes included a drug deal that he apparently video-recorded himself - with a toddler inches away - was sentenced to 12 years in prison by a federal judge in New Orleans.
The sentence was handed down Wednesday against 21-year-old William Henderson.
Henderson pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy in connection with a street gang in New Orleans' Hollygrove neighborhood.
Henderson's cell phone, seized by police after a 2013 arrest, provided a trove of evidence against him.
It included video of a 2012 drug deal that took place in a car. The lens was trained on an unknown buyer as drugs were passed from the front seat to the back. Also in the frame was a small child.