Broncos' Carlos Henderson arrested for marijuana possession.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Carlos Henderson was reportedly arrested for possession of marijuana on Sunday after a routine traffic stop. According to TMZ Sports, Henderson was a passenger in a car pulled over for speeding in West Monroe, Louisiana when cops noted a strong smell of weed coming from the car.
Henderson and the driver, Alejandra Aviles-Jimenez, both denied having any weed in the car but officers found weed around the passenger seat and what appeared to be the remainder of a joint after searching the car.
Per the Denver Post,
According to the arresting officer, Detective Ray Spoon, the vehicle smelled of marijuana, though Henderson and the driver, Alejandra Aviles-Jimenez, claimed they had not smoked nor did they possess any in the vehicle. A search by officers turned up “multiple pieces of suspected raw marijuana on and around” where Henderson was seated, according to the report, and a water bottle recovered from the floorboard appeared as if it were used to extinguish a marijuana cigar, and “pieces of the cigar and loose marijuana were noted inside the fluid.”
Furthermore, cops checked both of their tongues and found that Henderson's "contained a thick green residue." The 23-year old wide receiver ultimately admitted to smoking weed earlier in the day, but denied eating any bud during the traffic stop.
Cops still arrested him, while letting Aviles-Jimenez go with a speeding citation. Henderson was later released on bond according to the report.
On Sunday night the Broncos issued the following statement, “We are aware of the issue involving Carlos Henderson and are gathering more information."
Denver selected Henderson in the third round (No. 82 overall) in the 2017 draft out of Louisiana Tech, but he did not play as a rookie due to a thumb injury he suffered during preseason which required surgery.