MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – There was a big bust in a Madison Heights home, and police say neighbors had no idea they were living next to a man with drugs, dozens of guns, and thousands of rounds of ammo.
The man appeared in court Tuesday, and Local 4 cameras were in court late Tuesday afternoon in Warren.
The man, Denver Hensley, Jr., went before a judge, and he had a lot to say not about the case but about his back pain.
“It was a bad decision,” said Hensley. “I was trying to get to my disability attorney. I can’t walk, let alone stand, as my back is so bad.”
Hensley was charged with four counts of selling methamphetamine, and he was charged with a staggering list of felony firearms charges after what Warren police found inside of his home, which included 35 grams of crystal meth and an array of 37 different firearms along with a shocking amount of ammunition.
“Officer seized 37 firearms, bulk ammunition, 27 grams of meth, scales, packaging, and ledgers,” said an officer.
“There was over 10,000 rounds of ammunition seized, including 24 crates of ammunition and 100 fully loaded firearm magazines,” said Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer.
Police raided Hensley’s home Monday (June 20) after an undercover officer said Hensley sold him meth there.
That officer said he saw a handgun, but the arsenal was found when police went in with a search warrant.
“Imagine 10,000 rounds of ammunition,” Dwyer said. “If this house would have caught fire, the damage it could’ve caused, maybe the death it could’ve caused to innocent people living in the neighborhood.”
In court, Hensley did not say what the arsenal was for but claimed he couldn’t pick up a gun due to his back pain.
“I can’t even pick up a gun or even hold a gun,” Hensley said.
Hensley is being held on a $100,000 bond