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Gang member sentenced for drug deal caught on camera with child, 4, in back seat

Still from the seized cell phone footage Still from the seized cell phone footage
Still from the seized cell phone footage Still from the seized cell phone footage
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A gang member has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for numerous crimes, including a drug deal he recorded on his cell phone with a 4-year-old boy sitting in the back seat.

A federal judge sentenced William Henderson, 24, to 12 years in prison on Wednesday, according to our partners at Nola.com/The Times Picayune.

Henderson pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy in connection with a street gang in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Police seized cell phone video following the arrest last year.

Cell phone video shows East Hollygrove gang members selling crack-cocaine in a car with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat. For a few minutes, the buyer and dealers debate the drug size and money owed.

In October, one of the dealers, 21-year-old Avian Brule, was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison.

Brule and Harrison are two of seven defendants charged with charged with conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base in the East Hollygrove neighborhood. In addition, all seven defendants were charged with conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of their drug trafficking crimes, and several of them were charged with committing substantive acts of violence.

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