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Man pulled over on I-95 near Perryville had federal charges for counterfeit merchandise

A Pennsylvania man was promptly handed over to the Department of Homeland Security after being pulled over by Maryland State Police on I-95 near Perryville on Tuesday.

Officials declined to comment on the incident, but federal documents show the man had been charged in March with trafficking counterfeit goods.

Preston Henley, 45, of the 400 block of Croyden Road in Upper Darby, Pa., was stopped at about 6:55 a.m. Tuesday near the Susquehanna River bridge for several traffic violations, according to online court records.

He was charged with a criminal information order in March, stating that from September 2012 to Feb. 7, 2013, he "knowingly and intentionally conspired with others…to traffic in goods, namely designer shoes, sneakers, handbags and clothing, while knowingly using on and in connection with such goods counterfeit marks, the use of which counterfeit marks was likely to cause confusion, mistake and deception…"

The items were seized and Henley is set to be arraigned in Philadelphia on April 29. He is being held in lieu $25,000 bail.

Henley pleaded guilty to the incident, according to a representative from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia. He is set to be sentenced Aug. 22.

A spokesman for the Homeland Security Investigations division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would not say anything about the incident.

"Regarding the matter you asked about in Cecil County, we won't be commenting at this time," public affairs officer Harold Ort wrote in an email Wednesday.

"As with any other law enforcement agency, ICE HSI does not discuss investigative specifics. There are no further releasable details at this time," Ort said.

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