Category Archives: Heroin Charges

The New DEA Drug Report: Drug Cartels, Doctors, and Health Care Fraud

The 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment Report from the Drug Enforcement Administration has been released. The biggest problem: controlled prescription drugs.  This month, the latest annual report from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been released.  It’s filled with information concerning illegal drugs like heroin and street drugs like synthetic marijuana. Read the complete 2016…


Heroin and Marijuana in Texas: What’s the Federal Government Doing?

First, let’s talk about pot. There’s the real stuff, called “marihuana” in the Texas Controlled Substances Act (CSA), and the fake alternative, a.k.a. “synthetic marijuana.” Under Texas CSA Section 481.002(26), marijuana is defined as follows: “Marihuana” means the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not, the seeds of that plant, and every compound, manufacture,…


5 Things To Know About Heroin Arrests If You’re Using Heroin in Dallas

Caught with Heroin in North Texas Heroin just keeps getting more popular here in our part of the country, and in all likelihood we’re going to see even more heroin use in the Dallas – Fort Worth area in 2016. We’ve discussed why that is in past posts; read them here if you’re interested in…


Heroin in Dallas: 5 Things About Dallas’ Heroin Market from the New DEA Report

Heroin use in Texas isn’t news, but the increasing use of this particularly notorious drug — and the skyrocketing number of drug overdose deaths in our state and across the country — is really getting newsworthy. Search the news, or just search for “heroin” in Twitter, and you’ll find stories from all over the country…


Heroin Moves Through Dallas: Drug Cartel Distribution Routes

This week, there was a lot of news coverage over a big FBI sting where 46 federal indictments were issued across the country, charging people with smuggling drugs like heroin and cocaine on planes. Some got charged with other things, too, like money laundering — but the big deal here in Dallas was that most…


Drug Cartels in North Texas: Big Business and Felony Crimes

In Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as the surrounding area here in North Texas, illegal drugs are a big (very big) business. Criminal defense lawyers here as well as police and prosecutors in both the state and federal systems understand in ways that the general public does not about the commercial success of selling…


Heroin in Dallas, Fort Worth, and North Texas: All Kinds of Felony Arrests Are Possible

This month, new national research studies are warning once again about the dangers of drug overdoses, both from prescription drugs (think Oxycodone and Vicodin) as well as illegal drugs like heroin.   June 2015 Research Warns of Epidemic in Heroin Overdose Deaths According to the June 2015 study released by nonprofit organization Trust for America’s…


Fentanyl and Heroin Here in Dallas: Dangers of Arrest and More

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is sold under a variety of names including Actiq, Duragesic, Haldid, Matrifen, and Onsolis. It’s been around for over 20 years as a prescription paid med. Beginning in the 1990s, it was becoming so popular among physicians that they were prescribing not just fentanyl in pill form but also…


Juvenile Heroin Arrests: When Your Child is Busted for Heroin in Texas

Some may be shocked to think that there are active heroin users here in Texas, especially here in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, that are minors or juveniles and kids under the age of 18 years. The general public (and potential jurors) may not understand that heroin use isn’t like it was in years…


Heroin and Money Laundering in Texas – Expecting More Charges in 2015

There’s been a lot of national news coverage in the past few weeks over the business of heroin and how the changing marijuana marketplace in the United States is causing changes in the illegal drug market. Specifically, news is spreading about how heroin and methamphetamine are growing product lines in the criminal drug trades, and…