FBI Jackson
Acting Public Affairs Officer Katie Greenleaf
(601) 948-5000
June 7, 2019

Louisiana Man Arrested and Heroin Seized in Gulfport

JACKSON, MS—Peter Oliver Henry, aka “James,” aka “Petey,” age 60, of Chalmette, Louisiana, was arrested by law enforcement on June 4, 2019, in Gulfport, and approximately four and a half ounces of heroin were seized.

Henry was ordered held without bond pending trial by Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker in U.S. District Court in Gulfport at a preliminary and detention hearing on Friday.

This arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, and the Metropolitan Enforcement Team in Pascagoula. If convicted, Henry faces a sentence of up to life in a federal prison and a fine of up to $10 million.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area or HIDTA initiative and receives funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C. It is made up of special agents from the FBI and law enforcement officers from the Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier and Ocean Springs Police Departments, and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

These charges are merely an accusation, and those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.