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

    … crimes to fund their drug usage. However, users, sellers, importers and growers of marijuana are breaking the law in Texas and some of these people have been known to engage in crimes related to the use or sale of drugs. For this reason, Texas has stiff penalties for marijuana users and sellers, though these penalties may not be as severe…

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  • Narcotic addictions are absolutely deadly.

    …. I’m not here to judge you. If you are facing a charge involving a controlled substance and you need to hire a criminal defense attorney, call me at (585) 485-0025 because I can – and will – help you without judgment. If you want to get clean, I can help you do that too. The courts have diversion programs, and there are treatment programs…

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  • Drug Trafficking and Distribution Laws in Texas

    … charges can consult with an attorney to attempt to create a strong legal defense in court. If you’ve been accused of a drug-related crime in Houston or the surrounding communities, contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp for experienced representation. Photo The National Crime Agency | Used under Creative Commons image attribution license 2.0 …

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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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