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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  • 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…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 39 readers -
  • 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…

    criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com- 16 readers -
  • Narcotic addictions are absolutely deadly.

    … narcotics illegally. Heroin is less expensive than pharmaceutical narcotics, so sooner or later, when money runs low, an addict will buy heroin. That is usually where the real trouble begins. Heroin purchased on the street is not consistent in its purity. When a new supply of heroin hits the market, dealers eager to win new customers tend to sell initial…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 29 readers -