Sequestered jurors in the cocaine-smuggling federal trial of reputed Colombian drug kingpin Carlos Lehder Rivas deliberated for a second day Saturday.
Lehder and co-defendant Jack Carlton Reed are on trial on charges they conspired to smuggle 3.3 tons of cocaine into the United States from Colombia from 1978 to 1980.The jury got the case Friday. It adjourned Saturday and was to resume deliberations Sunday.
Lehder faces one charge of conspiracy, two counts of importation of cocaine, seven counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and one charge of engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise.
If convicted, the Colombian faces life plus 150 years in prison and up to $350,000 in fines.
Reed, of San Pedro, Calif., faces up to 15 years in prison and $25,000 in fines if convicted of conspiracy.