Slang or Street Names: Junk, Horse, Boy
History: Heroin is a semi-synthetic narcotic that comes from the Papaver Somniferum, commonly known as the poppy plant.
Identification: Heroin is mostly available in tan to white powder, which can be snorted, swallowed or injected.
Effects: The Physical and Psychological effects of heroin use include euphoria, nausea, contstricted pupils, restlessness, constipation, sedation, decreased heart rate, and breathing, respiratory failure and death. Heroin affects the central nervous system as a depressant and pain killer.
If you have any information concerning illegal drug activity or have any questions, please contact the Bloomsburg Police Department at 570-784-4155 ext.114.