Ole Miss Guard Marshall Henderson Had Cocaine And Marijuana In Car During Traffic Stop
Wednesday evening, the Ole Miss Rebels basketball team announced the indefinite suspension of their best and most polarizing player, Marshall Henderson. Various reports claimed Henderson had failed multiple drug tests for marijuana.
Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported that Henderson was pulled over on May 4th for speeding.
Henderson was pulled over May 4 on suspicion of speeding, and Oxford Police officer Shane Fortner smelled marijuana in Henderson’s vehicle, according to the police report. Henderson gave Fortner a bag containing “a small nugget of marijuana,” according to Fortner’s report, and a search by a police dog turned up a clear plastic bag that contained “a small amount of what appeared to be cocaine,” a report from another officer, Mark Hodges, said.
An interesting note is that the suspected drugs were not tested, and Henderson won’t be prosecuted by the DA because the bag “contained less than one-tenth of a gram of cocaine”, according to the report.
Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy released the following statement regarding Henderson’s current situation: “Henderson must do a better job of living up to the high standard we expect from him and he desires from himself.”
Henderson was not arrested during the traffic stop and was only given a citation for no proof of liability insurance.