Heroin Punished Harshly in North Carolina

Heroin is the most harshly punished drug in North Carolina’s sentencing scheme. Possession of 4 grams of heroin will result, upon conviction, of at least 70 months in prison, assuming no substantial assistance is provided to police to help mitigate the sentence. Heroin was originally synthesized in 1874 by an English chemist working in London.…

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