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Broncos receiver Carlos Henderson arrested for marijuana possession in Louisiana

WEST MONROE, La. -- Broncos receiver Carlos Henderson was arrested for possession of marijuana in Louisiana on Sunday, KNOE reported.

Henderson, who was the Broncos' third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, was a passenger in the vehicle that was pulled over on Interstate 20 in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Officers reportedly recovered pieces of marijuana near the passenger seat, as well as a partially filled water bottle with an extinguished marijuana cigar inside, KNOE reported.

Court documents revealed that officers allegedly found a "thick green residue" on Henderson's tongue.

Police said Henderson admitted to smoking marijuana earlier on Sunday but denied smoking any in the vehicle.

Henderson was placed under arrest for first offense possession of a controlled substance and was bonded out later in the day, KNOE reported.

The driver, Alejandra Aviles-Jimenez, was given a speeding citation and was released, The News Star reports.

Henderson was drafted by the Broncos out of Louisiana Tech. He missed his rookie season because of a thumb injury that had him placed on injured reserve in September.

"We are aware of the issue involving Carlos Henderson and are gathering more information," the Broncos said in a statement.