The Times-Tribune reports that two young Lackawanna County men were arrested yesterday after police found them in possession of over three dozen packets of heroin. The young men, from Carbondale and Archbald, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America calls heroin "a highly addictive drug" that "affects the brain's pleasure systems and interferes with the brain's ability to perceive pain." Though the news reports don't state whether the police suspect that the young men in question were users as well as dealers, one has to wonder at the power that heroin had over those young men's lives, which will be forever changed.
In my practice, I see time and time again lives destroyed by heroin abuse. Depending upon the amount of heroin involved in the alleged drug offense, and upon your criminal record, a conviction for a heroin drug crime could mean time in jail or prison, fines of up to many, many thousands of dollars, probation, and drug rehabilitation or counseling.
If you have been charged with a drug offense involving heroin, then you will need to speak with a Scranton drug crime attorney. A Scranton drug crime lawyer from Rogan Law will provide you with the legal assistance and support you need to have a chance at overcoming your heroin charges.
Contact Rogan Law for help with your Scranton heroin charges today.