|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
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??|