For Immediate Release
|June 10, 2011||
James A. Cunfer, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 323-7245
|U.S. Marshals Arrest Franklin County Fugitive and Seize a Large Amount of Drugs|
Harrisburg, PA – On Thursday, June 9, 2011,
the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Robert G. Henry – a 51-year old man
with no fixed address – in Lurgan Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Henry was being sought by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on a bench warrant issued May 18, 2011. Henry was charged with failure to appear for sentencing in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Conspiracy, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On May 19, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service to locate and apprehend Henry. The case was adopted by the USMS Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force.
On June 9 at approximately 12:30P.M., U.S. Marshals and officers from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police investigated a lead at 1 White Oak Lane in Lurgan Township. A search of the property resulted in the arrest of fugitive Robert Henry in a wooded area adjacent to the residence, where he was tending to 105 marijuana plants. A small camp, along with a cot and a stockpile of canned goods, was discovered where Henry was living. Henry was removed from the scene, and incarcerated at the Franklin County Jail on the bench warrant from May 18.
Members of the Pennsylvania State Police-Troop H Vice Unit applied for and obtained a search warrant for the property. A search of the entire property was conducted. Three additional plots of marijuana plants were found, containing an additional 116 plants. Also found was approximately 5 pounds of processed marijuana, several smaller bags containing processed marijuana, and assorted drug paraphernalia. The street value of the seized marijuana is estimated to be in excess of $200,000.
Based upon the items seized after the fugitive’s arrest, Henry faces new charges of Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Conspiracy, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Acting U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service is committed to arresting fugitives charged with serious felony offenses. We will continue to assist our Law Enforcement partners to ensure they are brought to justice.”
U.S. Marshals were assisted in this fugitive investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, and members of the Franklin County Drug Task Force. The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most serious offenders.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.