Harsher penalties for drug traffickers: Those caught selling or importing heroin
in Kentucky could face prison terms of 10 years, or up to 20 years for amounts exceeding 100 grams.
More people are primed for heroin
addiction because they are
While the amount of heroin
consumers in recent research is consistent with levels measured since 2009, it is significantly higher than in 2002, according to the SAMHSA.
Despite warnings, many addicts are seeking out the potent heroin
, hoping for a better high, some addicts said last week.
The UN report said heroin
and brown sugar is produced in India by misusing licenced opium crop.
It is believed that heroin
has become a readily available and cheap opiate substitute for prescription drug abusers as the street supply of prescription opioids diminishes.
Cicero and his colleagues reviewed the survey responses of 2,797 self-reported heroin
users entering treatment in 2010-2013.
has increasingly become the drug of choice given its affordability as compared to prescription drugs and is easier to access.
Peaches Geldof, who died suddenly last month aged 25, had heroin
in her sys-|tem.
They were not the faces of heroin
addiction we see on television.
In another case, ANF Team at Rawalpindi Airport recovered 40 heroin
filled ingested capsules and 105 heroin
filled concealed capsules in shoes of a passenger.
Alan Mills, 45, of North Road, St Helens - supply heroin
- sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Michael Slate, 44, of Biart Place, received a three-year jail sentence for conspiracy to supply heroin
Summary: "I took heroin
for 10 years and no one knew," says 24-year-old Khaled.
addict Becky Cartwright started smoking heroin
as a schoolgirl and spent five years hooked on the drug.