Richfield woman convicted of trafficking

Published 12:08 pm Wednesday, September 26, 2018

SALISBURY — A Richfield woman was convicted this week of trafficking in heroin and sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Abigail Paige Harwood, 27, was convicted in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of four counts of felony trafficking in heroin by possession and sale.

Judge Anna Mills Wagoner sentenced Harwood to a minimum of 70 months (5.8 years) to a maximum of 93 months (7.8 years) in prison, along with a $50,000 fine.

Detectives with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office bought heroin from Harwood on Oct. 19, 2017, for $560 and again on Oct. 27 for $560, according to the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office.

The N.C. State Crime Lab analyzed the substances and confirmed they were heroin.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook thanked Assistant District Attorney Barrett Poppler and the Sheriff’s Office for holding Harwood accountable for her criminal conduct.