Heroin trafficker convicted in 2nd trial

Packets of heroin police found in Richard's car.
Packets of heroin police found in Richard's car.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man accused of trafficking heroin across state lines was convicted by a jury for the second time on Tuesday night.

Authorities arrested Naarl Richard in North Charleston back in May of 2009, when they say he was on his way home from picking up a load of heroin in New Jersey.

North Charleston police found 1,000 stamped packets of heroin in a hidden compartment under the car's console.

Richard was first convicted last October but he was granted a new trial before his sentencing after some evidence included in the trial, including GPS tracking information, was later deemed illegal.

The latest trial did not include any references to the evidence from the GPS device.

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