The following is a press released issued by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On January 28th, at approximately 2:15 AM, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling in the Nice area on Hwy. 20. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on a gray Dodge Charger for vehicle infractions. The vehicle was occupied by four occupants, one of those being Shannon Lee Henson, 42, of Spring Valley. A records check showed Henson was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and that the Charger was registered to him.
Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle locating a syringe containing a clear substance and a clear plastic bag containing approximately 3.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine in the door compartment near where Henson had been seated. In the trunk of the vehicle, deputies located another syringe containing a clear substance and an assault rifle that had been disassembled. Along with the rifle deputies located a high capacity magazine containing 35 rounds. Deputies located evidence on Henson’s cell phone that indicated he was travelling to Sacramento to sell or trade the assault rifle.
Henson was placed under arrest for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of an Assault Rifle, Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale, Transportation of a Controlled Substance, and Transportation of an Assault Rifle. Henson has an extensive criminal history related to narcotics, stolen property, and firearms. He was booked into the Lake County Jail where he remains in custody on a no bail hold. The other occupants of the vehicle were released with no charges.