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Man sentenced after taping drug sale near toddler

4 years 10 months 3 days ago Thursday, December 11 2014 Dec 11, 2014 December 11, 2014 2:32 AM December 11, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

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.

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