Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive drug from the opiate family. It is synthesized from morphine which is made from the seedpod of certain poppy plants. The company Bayer, originally marketed Heroin as a cough suppressant. Heroin is deadly and a common culprit in many drug overdoses.  In 2014 actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman died from a heroin overdose. The State of Iowa and the federal government punish heroin offenses harshly.

Heroin charges are punished harshly.  In particular, the prevalence of heroin overdose has made state and federal authorities crack down on individuals buying and selling heroin.  Felony heroin charges at both the state and federal level carry anywhere from 5 year to life in prison.  You need a skilled drug defense attorney.  Nick Sarcone and Dean Stowers are skilled state and federal drug defense attorneys.  If you are facing heroin charges we will fight for you!  Call now!  1-866-959-1190

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  • IOWA CODE SECTION 124.401 – HEROIN

1. Except as authorized by this chapter, it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with the intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance, a counterfeit substance, or a simulated controlled substance, or to act with, enter into a common scheme or design with, or conspire with one or more other persons to manufacture, deliver, or possess with the intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, a counterfeit substance, or a simulated controlled substance.

a. Violation of this subsection, with respect to the following controlled substances, counterfeit substances, or simulated controlled substances is a class "B" felony, and notwithstanding section 902.9, subsection 1, paragraph "b", shall be punished by confinement for no more than fifty years and a fine of not more than one million dollars:

  • More than one kilogram of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.

b. Violation of this subsection with respect to the following controlled substances, counterfeit substances, or simulated controlled substances is a class "B" felony, and in addition to the provisions of section 902.9, subsection 1, paragraph "b", shall be punished by a fine of not less than five thousand dollars nor more than one hundred thousand dollars:

  • More than one hundred grams but not more than one kilogram of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.

c. Violation of this subsection with respect to the following controlled substances, counterfeit substances, or simulated controlled substances is a class "C" felony, and in addition to the provisions of section 902.9, subsection 1, paragraph "d", shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars:

  • One hundred grams or less of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.

Possession of heroin with the intent to deliver, delivery of heroin and manufacture of heroin are serious felony offenses in the State of Iowa. To get the best possible outcome on your case you need an experienced drug lawyer who will fight for you. Call us immediately if you have been charged with a Heroin related crime. If you are charged federally it is even more important you call us.  For more information on federal drug crimes click here. For more on how we approach a case click here. CALL NOW! 1-866-959-1190