Ohio Heroin Possession Penalties
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As with all other drug charges, an individual faces different degrees of charges depending on the amount of Heroin that they are found possessing. All Heroin possession charges are felony charges in Ohio, but they can vary from a felony of the fifth degree to a felony of the first degree. These charges result in both jail time and excessively punitive fines.
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Less than 1 gram of Heroin - 5th Degree Felony / 6 - 12 months in prison / $2,500 in fines
1 to 5 grams of Heroin - 4th Degree Felony / 6 - 18 months in prison / $5,000 in fines
5 to 10 grams of Heroin - 3rd degree felony / 1-5 years in prison / $10,000 in fines
10 to 50 grams of Heroin - 2nd degree felony / 2-8 years in prison / $15,000 in fines
50 to 250 grams of Heroin - 1st degree felony / 3-10 years in prison / $20,000 in fines
Greater then 250 grams of Heroin - 1st degree felony 3-10 years in prison / $20,000 in fines