Heroin becoming major concern in Florida
Prescription pain pill addicts turning to heroin for quick highs.
Many communities in Florida have experienced a significant increase in the number of individuals who have become addicted to prescription drugs. Those who are hooked on pain pills and other controlled substances sometimes take very drastic measures in order to be able to get access to drugs.
Various laws were passed to help bring an end to this epidemic, but, it has not completely eliminated the problem. Users of prescription drugs have found it difficult to get the drugs they need, so they have had to turn to other substances instead. Many of these individuals have started using heroin, and it has led to a growing number of drug crimes throughout the state.
Officials are extremely concerned about the spread of heroin in the state. Heroin is significantly cheaper than prescription pills, and is much easier to obtain. Dealers know that there is a huge demand for the drug, and have started lacing the heroin with Fentanyl, which is often used as an anesthetic before surgery. The Fentanyl gives users a similar feeling to pain pills, dulling the senses before the heroin’s high kicks in.
This has resulted in an increase in the number of individuals who have overdosed due to heroin use. So many people are consumed by the quick high, and they want to have the drug’s effects hit them as soon as possible. In the past, many people would smoke or inject heroin, and it helped to limit the potential dangers they may experience. Now, they snort the drug, and this is what is causing the problems. The heroin is not pure, and the imperfections are what lead to the overdoses.
Law enforcement is starting to crackdown on those selling or distributing heroin throughout the state. Many agencies have started task forces, and they are focused on investigating the smuggling of the drug. Those who are caught distributing heroin face very severe penalties if convicted of the crime.
If you believe that you are the target of a state or federal drug investigation, you need to immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to offer you critical guidance throughout the process, and also help you protect your rights as your case moves forward. This can significantly reduce the amount of evidence that police may obtain and use against you to obtain a conviction.
Your attorney will also be able to help you clearly understand the charges that you are facing, as well as the possible consequences that may result if you are found guilty of the offense. This will help you decide how you wish to proceed. Your lawyer will be able to negotiate with prosecutors to reduce the penalties that may apply, but if an agreement is not possible, you need to have someone on your side who will fight for you inside the courtroom. The attorneys at Escobar, Michaels & Associates are ready to help you present a strong defense in your case.