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Pennsylvania Heroin Laws

Heroin and other narcotics remain illegal under both federal and state law. Pennsylvania heroin laws are staggered and can begin with a misdemeanor on the first offense, but then quickly can call for a 3-year sentence. Charges for dealers and traffickers are much more serious. The sale of heroin to a minor can result in double penalties.

Scroll down for a basic synopsis of Pennsylvania heroin laws. See Details on State Heroin Laws for more general information.

Code Section Tit. 35 §780-101, et seq.
Possession Misdemeanor, 1 yr. and/or $5000; Subsequent offense: 3 yrs. and/or $25,000
Sale Felony, 15 yrs. and/or $250,00 or higher fine if necessary to recover drug profit; Subsequent offense or sale to minor: double penalties
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Note: State laws are constantly changing -- please contact a Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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