Possession of Heroin
Schedule I drugs like heroin are considered the drugs with the highest potential for abuse and side effects without any acknowledged medical use. There is no acceptable amount of heroin a person is allowed to have – any amount of heroin is enough to be charged with possession. Heroin is eligible for Drug Diversion and it is possible to have the charges removed from your record.
Penalties for Heroin Possession
Heroin possession is punishable by 16 months to three years in prison with fines up to $20,000.
If you are caught transporting or selling heroin, it is punishable by 3 to 9 years in prison, depending on the amount of the drug.