Felony Drug charges

July 31, 2014 - Officers from the Medina Police Department (Ohio) arrested 22 year-old Jeimil Henderson of Medina on several felony drug related charges. Along with Henderson, 32 year-old Mark Hoisington, also of Medina, was taken into custody on a felony charge of Permitting Drug Abuse. A third male in the car was taken into custody and later released with charges pending.

Prior to the arrests, agents from the Drug Task Force observed suspicious activity in the area of Bronson St. and N. Huntington St. in the city of Medina. Agents contacted uniform patrol officers who were able to stop the car occupied by the trio. During a search of the car crack cocaine was found.

Both Henderson and Hoisington were taken to the Medina County Jail to be held pending their arraignment. While being searched upon his admission to the jail, corrections officers from the Medina County Sheriffs Office found crack cocaine hidden on Henderson's person.

Jeimil Henderson was initially charged with one count of trafficking crack cocaine, a 2nd degree felony. Additional drug trafficking charges are pending. A charge of illegally conveying drugs into a correction facility, a 3rd degree felony, is pending as well. Henderson has 3 previous arrests by the Drug Task Force which resulted in 6 prior felony convictions in Medina County.

Mark Hoisington was charged with one county of Permitting Drug Abuse a 5th degree felony.

Jeimil Henderson (aka: "AY") was transferred into the custody of U.S. Marshals on Wednesday September 24, 2014. Henderson was originally arrested on July 31st by officers from the Medina Police Department (Ohio) after task force agents witnessed a drug transaction involving Henderson.   After entering the Medina County Jail Henderson was found to have nearly an ounce of crack cocaine hidden on his person. He was originally charged with a State violation of Trafficking in Crack Cocaine- a felony of the 2nd degree.

Task force agents continued the investigation and eventually met with an assistant United States Attorney to determine the most appropriate course of action due to Henderson's drug related history. He has been arrested in Medina County on drug trafficking offenses four (4) times since 2010. The U.S. Attorney's Office agreed to accept the case and pursue prosecution against Henderson as a career criminal. A federal criminal complaint was drafted and approved by a U.S. Magistrate allowing for Henderson to be released into the custody of U.S. Marshals.

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