Below is the arrest affidavit on the Travis Henry drug bust from Wednesday, and it's fascinating reading, or at least as good as a typical episode of The Wire. All the requisite elements for a compelling cop drama are there, including a snitch, a sting operation, a drug ripoff, and Henry himself threatening to kill every member of the informant's family if some stolen drug money is not returned. The kicker: When authorities arrive at his home to arrest him, the former Broncos running back tries to flee on foot, but is "apprehended after a short chase." Prompting The Latest Word to say: "Some things never change." Henry wasn't in the car that was pulled over near Billings, Montana, recently which contained three kilograms of cocaine and six pounds of marijuana (value: about $75,000). The car was being driven by a courier who was being paid $5,000 to deliver the drugs to a buyer in Billings, and when he was pulled over by the Highway Patrol he immediately turned over on Henry, who was the "money guy" in Denver. From the affidavit:
According to CS-1 (cooperating suspect-1), Henry was the money guy and was owed the $40,000 in the robbery of customer 3. As a result, Henry was threatening CS-1 and his family, demanding that CS-1 repay the $40,000 lost by customer 3. According to CS-1, Henry said CS-1, CS-1's family, customer 3 and customer 3's family were all "dead" if they did not come up with the money.
And it goes on. Here's the affidavit (PDF). Fun reading at first, until you realize a bit of the way through that it's all dramatically, depressingly real. It's tough to watch a fall from grace like that, no matter how much you think the guy may deserve it. Anyway, Travis Henry is in a world of trouble right now. Travis Henry Arrested on Coke Charges; read The Affidavit Here [Latest Word]