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01/31/14: Prescription Pills and Heroin in Fort Myers, Naples and Port Charlotte

While Florida still remains the prescription pill capital of the United States increasing efforts to target and shut down pill mills have decreased the amount of prescription drugs on the streets throughout the State of Florida. So what happens when the supply of prescription opiate pills wanes while the demand for opiates stays at the same level? As any economics 101 student will be able to tell you – something new moves in to satisfy that demand.

In Florida that something new is heroin. While heroin has always had a presence in Florida the low cost and ease of procuring prescription opiate pills such as oxycontin, roxycet, dilaudid and morphine created a shift in demand for those seeking opiates away from heroin and towards the prescription opiate pills. Now that the amount of prescription opiates is slowly lessening, the presence of heroin is increasing in order to fill that gap.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for possession of prescription pills such as oxycontin, roxycet, dilaudid, morphine, percocet or vicodin or possession of heroin contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer from Viacava & Cantor. Both possession of prescription pills and possession of heroin are felony charges. A drug defense lawyer from Viacava & Cantor will go over the specific facts of your case during a free consultation. Call (239) 672-8934 to speak with a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor today.