Traffic Stop Escalates Into Drug Bust For Richmond Man


Earlier this past weekend, Richmond Police reported observing a white 1999 Ford Mustang turning right onto Lexington road without coming to a full stop. After reportedly following the car, the vehicle allegedly made a turn without using its turning signal.

Upon contact with the driver, identified as 56-year-old Woodie Henson, he reportedly had no valid excuse for the traffic violations. Police say Henson gave verbal consent to a vehicle and body search as well.

While searching the vehicle, the officer reported finding a container with 9 off-white circular pills with the letter “C” engraved on them. Henson reportedly informed police that these were nitroglycerin pills and were prescribed to him. In Henson’s front right pocket, police report finding 790$ worth of currency in disorganized bills.

Acting on a tip from the Richmond Police Street Crimes in regard to Henson, the arresting officer located multiple baggies containing controlled substances, after shaking Henson’s pant leg during the body search.

Henson couldn’t provide proof of prescription and was arrested and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center on charges of Failure To Or Improper Signal, Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Possession of Marijuana, and Illegal Possession of Legend Drug.

Further interviews at the detention center, report Henson making a written statement that he was distributing between a larger supplier and individual users.