What could happen to you, if you did heroin??

Legal Consequences

 
If a person is caught using, selling, or manufacturing heroin they will be arrested.  If you have possession of the drug, you can spend 7 years in jail or have a $15,000 fine.  However, if you are a dealer and have heroin with intent to sell, you can spend anywhere from 5 years-life in jail or a $25,000 fine.  If you are stoned in a public place you can spend 6 months in jail or a $1,000 fine.  All of these consequences also earn you a mark on your criminal record.

 

 

Population of Users

Cost

                           
The US Department of Health and Human Services' National Household Survey on Drug Abuse found that in 2001, 3.1 million Americans (1.4%) 12 years and older had used heroin at least once in their lifetime. People ages 18 to 25 reported the highest percentage of lifetime heroin use with 1.6% in 2001.

In another study, male students were more likely than female students to report lifetime heroin use.

1,757 Federal drug offenders were convicted of committing a crime involving heroin in 2001. Out of the people accused of a Federal drug offense for heroin, 61.3% were Hispanic, 23% were African American, 14% were Caucasian, and 1.7% were of another race.

During 2001, South American heroin cost from $50,000 to $250,000 per kilogram. Southeast and southwest Asian heroin prices ranged from $35,000 to $120,000 per kilogram, and Mexican heroin ranged from $15,000 to $65,000 per kilogram. Heroin sold from the street usually sells for $10 per dose, although it depends on the area that you are in. Who would want to spend their money on heroin??

 

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