District Jury Rids Henson Ridge Of One Troublemaker
In July, Washington City Paper reported on the tensions and troubles at Henson Ridge, a new mixed-income housing development. Crime was an issue. The fall-out from the real estate market had also slowed sales of homes. Despite the well-manicured lawns, houses got shot up. Someone had been stabbed. And now, the U.S. Attorney's Office reports a major bust and conviction of a Henson Ridge resident found with more than 50-grams of crack cocaine. It actually was a lot more. He had more than 260 grams hidden in his Henson Ridge basement.
In a release, the U.S. Attorney's Office states that Nicolas Proctor, 28, had been found guilty of possession and intent to distribute the crack. The guilty verdict was returned in U.S. District Court on Monday. Proctor's sentencing date has been set for March 13. He faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life.
The release goes on to give the background story of Proctor's arrest:
"On February 29, 2008, at approximately 6:35 p.m., Metropolitan Police Department officers executed a court authorized search warrant at the defendant's resident, located in the 1800 block of Frederick Douglas Place, SE, Washington, D.C., where he lived with his mother and brother. The residence is located in the phase I portion of the new development called Henson Ridge. During the search, the officers recovered crack cocaine weighing approximately 268.3 grams hidden in a closet in the basement of the townhouse, where Proctor was living."