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Former Murray Co. deputy pleads guilty to tampering with a witness

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MURRAY COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- A former sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty to obstructing a pending civil rights investigation in a 2012 case.

Michael Henderson, a former Murray County deputy, admitted to tampering with a witness while employed by the department.

Investigators say he and another deputy, Joshua L. Greeson, assisted in planting drugs in a car when they received word it was used to transport drugs.

They say Henderson passed the information along to others in the department, someone else planted the drugs, Henderson stopped the vehicle, Greeson located the drugs and they arrested the driver.

The GBI learned of the drug tampering. The charges were dismissed against the driver and Henderson was fired from the department.

Henderson could receive a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 31, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.


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