By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
Byron Henderson, arrested last March during Los Alamos Police Department’s Operation Spring Cleaning, will serve a four-year prison sentence on two drug-related charges following his sentencing by Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer Jan. 4 in First Judicial Court.
The first count, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine was reduced from a trafficking charge. Henderson was sentenced to 18 months on that charge and was handed a nine-year sentence on one count of trafficking with five years suspended.
Henderson will be placed on five years of supervised probation and will receive credit for 289 days of pre-sentence incarceration. Under the terms of a plea agreement reached with Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist, two additional counts of trafficking, one count of conspiracy to sell dangerous drugs and one count of possession of paraphernalia were dismissed.
Henderson was one of seven people arrested during the LAPD drug sting.