Heroin was a big deal back in the 1970s and 80s. It is on the rise again as the drug becomes far more potent and pure than it once was, allowing people to get a strong high without injecting the drug intravenously.
Heroin is cheap and readily available. It is getting more popular among suburban teens and surrounding areas are seeing the effects. This article from the Indy Star details how the drug is experiencing resurgence. At about $5 a high, heroin is much more affordable than many prescription drugs that are popular among recreational drug users.
The rise in popularity isn’t unique to Indiana but is being felt here as well. Drug treatment centers are seeing an increase in heroin addicts, something they thought wouldn’t be seeing following the decline of this particular drug in the 80s and 90s as crack cocaine took hold.
Heroin is classified as a Schedule I drug, the most addictive classification of controlled substances there is. Mescaline and LSD are also considered Schedule I drugs.
Being caught in possession of heroin could land you as many as 8 years behind bars, depending on the amount you are caught with. As the number of heroin addicts increase so will the number of heroin arrests and related charges.
Even if you are only caught with marijuana, you could be looking at a permanent blemish on your record. The penalty you face for possession of marijuana depends on the amount of the drug you are found with. If it is only a small amount you could still serve time in jail.
Luckily, Indiana allows for a “free pass” of sorts when you are charged with marijuana possession for the first time. Called a “conditional discharge” this may be available to you if you are facing marijuana charges. Call me today and we can discuss your eligibility.
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