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Sheriff: Man found with $4K worth of heroin in Nash County traffic stop

Posted February 17, 2016

Akbar James Carter III (left) and Carl Tyshun Jordan (right) were being held at teh Nash County Detention Center.

— A Tuesday morning traffic stop in Nash County led to the arrest of a South Carolina man in possession of several thousand dollars’ worth of heroin.

Authorities said that deputies with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 95 south at about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and found driver Akbar James Carter III in possession of eight grams of heroin and four grams of marijuana.

Authorities said that the eight grams of heroin had a street value of about $4,000 and would create about 200 packages, known as bindles, if sold.

A search of the vehicle found 700 new, empty bindle wrappers and other drug paraphernalia.

Carter, 36, of 1102 Suggs Street in Conway, S.C., was charged with two counts of trafficking heroin, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for keeping or selling a controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and driving without a license. He was being held at the Nash County Detention Center under $250,000 secured bond.

A passenger in the car, identified as Carl Tyshun Jordan, 20, of Philadelphia, Pa., was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia and was being held at the Nash County Detention Center under $2,000 secured bond.


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  • Jacob Ferrell Mar 2, 2016
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    LOL!!! Even if it is 100 percent pure (which isn't possible), 8 grams of heroin is not worth 4000 dollars. Less than a thousand without a doubt, possibly over 500. Why do we take cops words for things like this? Cops are uneducated and often aren't very bright. Lying is also a daily part of most of their jobs. I have no idea why we give anything they say about things like this any credulence, because it's often wrong. Police officers (often) are the C students of our society with superiority complexes.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 18, 2016
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    Great work! Less drugs on the street and dealers in jail, that's a Win-win