Heroin /hɛroʊɪn/ (diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate, also known as diamorphine (BAN, INN)) and commonly known by its street names of H, smack, horse, brown, black, tar, and others, is an opioid analgesic originally synthesized by C.R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, which is found naturally in the opium poppy. It is the 3,6-diacetyl ester of morphine. Heroin itself is an inactive drug, but when inserted into the body, it converts into morphine.Illicit heroin is sometimes available in freebase form, dulling the sheen and consistency to a matte-white powder. Because of its lower boiling point, the freebase form of heroin is also smokable.
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  • How Texas Drug Laws Compare

    … is a felony, punishable by incarceration in state jail or prison. Cultivation The penalties for growing pot in Texas are among the most severe. This is because growing marijuana usually means that the grower will be in possession of a very large amount of the drug and will typically be growing it in order to sell it. For example, a person who is growing pot…

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  • Narcotic addictions are absolutely deadly.

    …. Almost every narcotic-addicted client I have developed their addiction after being prescribed a pharmaceutical narcotic by a physician. When the prescription ran out and my client couldn’t get more of the drug legally, they either diverted narcotics from their job (this only applies to licensed or certified medical professionals) or purchased…

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  • Drug Trafficking and Distribution Laws in Texas

    … trafficking as the act of transporting, importing or selling of controlled substances. The law is meant to target drug dealers as well as drug manufacturers of substances like marijuana, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs. Drug trafficking laws are applied in cases involving people who are found to be in possession of a certain amount…

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  • Issues in Drug-Related DUI Cases

    … involved in DUI include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs (without a prescription), and more. DUI cases involving drugs are different than alcohol-related DUI cases in several ways. If you have been arrested on suspicion of drug-related DUI, you always want to seek assistance from an attorney who understands the unique issues that may…

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