A LORRY driver was yesterday sentenced to 14 years in jail for trafficking in more than 800 grams of heroin. Chow Ping-wah, 38, had pleaded guilty in the High Court to two counts of trafficking. The Crown had offered no evidence against him on a charge of manufacturing a dangerous drug. Counsel for the Crown, Jeffrey Fenton, had told Deputy Judge Bokhary that Customs officers intercepted Chow and his wife Law Mei-chun at City One, Sha Tin, on January 4. Forty-six grams of heroin were found in Law's handbag. A further 770 grams of the heroin were found in their home. Ms Law had denied the joint charges. The Crown had offered no evidence against her regarding the heroin found in the flat. She went to trial for the drugs found in her bag. She was acquitted by the jury after Chow admitted he had put the drugs in her bag without her knowledge. Chow's counsel Wong Po-wing, in mitigation, said his client had become a heroin addict at the age of 27. At the time of his arrest, he needed about 10 drug injections a day. Due to his addiction, he was persuaded to store drugs in return for heroin, said counsel, adding that Chow was not motivated by greed.