ROCK HILL, S.C. (CBS Charlotte) – A former Wachovia vice president and her husband were convicted of cooking meth with their 7-month-old child present.
Bobbie Jo Wulf-Henson, a former vice president for Wachovia, plead guilty last month to manufacturing methamphetamine and child abuse charges and was sentenced to 10 years behind bars. She joins her husband, David “Manny” Henson, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison last week after admitting to manufacturing methamphetamine and distributing methamphetamine and marijuana.
The sentences wrapped up an investigation that stemmed from the couple’s two previous methamphetamine-related arrests in April 2010 and March of this year. In March, York County authorities busted the Hensons a second time for making methamphetamine, according to 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett’s office. The couple’s 7-month-old girl was found in the home as the couple was cooking in their active lab.
The arrest in March came as the Hensons were awaiting trial for the April 2010 arrest, which featured the couple and three other people arrested on meth charges, cooking near an elementary school and in the bedroom of Wulf-Henson, who was six months pregnant at the time. The Herald reports that the child was taken into emergency custody and now lives with relatives.
“The Hensons are the perfect example of how dangerous methamphetamine is to our community,” Brackett said in a statement. “They had every advantage in life, a good job, a family, and threw it all away, but more importantly, put an innocent child’s life in danger.
The sentencing adds to the curious fall of Wulf-Henson, who previously had told investigators that she was a Wachovia vice president making about $120,000 a year.
In addition to their prison sentences, the Hensons are required to pay $2,119.50 to clean up the lab in their home. As for the couple’s daughter, she is the real victim in the meth busts, Brackett said in the statement.
“The Hensons had a chance to live in the home,” said Brackett, “their infant child did not.”