Interscope Records Office Raided By Feds

Interscope Records Office Raided By Feds

Prosecutors allege it was used as distribution point in cocaine ring.

Published September 16, 2011

As music executive Jimmy Henchman was operating a drug trafficking ring that stretched from coast to coast, he allegedly used the Interscope Records office as a major pick-up and delivery point, according to documents obtained by federal prosecutors and published by The Smoking Gun.

Henchman, who was arrested in June and indicted this week on 18 felony accounts related to cocaine trafficking, is manager to Interscope artist Game and CEO of Czar Entertainment.

The Drug Enforcement Agency provided the evidence showing the use of Interscope's L.A. office after a year-long investigation into the drug ring, which was distinguished by the shipment of hundreds of kilos of cocaine, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars, via music cases moved back-and-forth from New York to Los Angeles.

According to chief prosecutor Todd Kaminsky, the documents obtained, including records from music shipping company Rock-It-Cargo, were "specifically referencing pickups and deliveries at … Interscope Records" and a recording studio on Manhattan's West Side. Henchman's associates would pick up the drugs at Interscope's offices, and then proceed to sell them to customers. The drug ring used the alias "Peter Davis" to make the shipments.

Henchman is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.


Interscope Records is home to a superstar roster that includes, 50 Cent, Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre and Eminem.

(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Written by Reggie Ugwu


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