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|
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.