Madison Heights man arrested, weapons and drugs seized

By: Brian Wells | C&G Newspapers | Published June 29, 2022

 Denver Hensley

Denver Hensley


MADISON HEIGHTS/WARREN — The Warren Police Department’s Special Investigations Division has continued its momentum from a busy spring.

During a recent undercover investigation, Warren SID officers made several purchases of methamphetamine from a male suspect at various locations within the city, according to a press release from the Warren Police Department.

As the investigation continued, they allegedly made additional purchases from the same suspect at various locations in Madison Heights, as well.

When a search warrant was executed at the suspect’s home in Madison Heights, officers seized 35 grams of methamphetamine, 14 handguns, 23 rifles (three of which had fully automatic switches), 24 crates of ammunition in assorted calibers and 100 loaded firearm magazines, according to the press release.

The suspect, identified as Denver Hensley, 45, of Madison Heights, was taken into custody without incident. After the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the file, Hensley was charged with two counts of delivery and manufacturing of methamphetamine, a 20-year felony; two felony weapons charges, punishable by up to two years in jail; and one count of maintaining a drug house, a two-year misdemeanor.

Hensley was arraigned June 21 by 37th District Court Judge Michael Chupa. At press time, he did not have an attorney listed in court records.

He was held in the Macomb County Jail on a $100,000 bond at press time and was scheduled to appear in court for a probable cause conference at 9:30 a.m. June 30 before 37th District Court Judge John Chmura.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer commended the efforts of the department’s SID Unit for their work on the case, stating that neighborhood drug enforcement has been one of his top priorities since returning to the department as commissioner in 2017.

“The seizure of such a large quantity of weapons, ammunition and drugs is yet another example of the department’s proactive approach to ridding the community of illegal drugs,” he said in the press release. “Thanks to the efforts of the Warren Police SID Unit, I have no doubt that the community is safer now that these drugs and weapons are off the street and the seller is in custody.”