Cocaine Information

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About Cocaine

Cocaine comes from the erythroxylon coca plant, which is native to parts of South America.  The more common term for cocaine is “crack”, though “crack” refers to the rock/crystalline form that is used by smoking it in a pipe.  Cocaine generally refers to the powdered form of the substance which is used to sniff or inject by means of a needle.  The “high” state from cocaine lasts three to six times as long as the high from crack, but the high from crack is noticeable in a matter of seconds rather than minutes.

All forms of the substance are illegal to possess, and getting caught with crack or cocaine will result in severe penalties.  Fortunately, these penalties can sometimes be reduced or dismissed with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Effects on the Body and Mind

People who are high on cocaine appear nervous, excited or paranoid, and can often become irrationally violent.  The drug is highly addictive and often causes the user to spend the vast majority of their day searching for the next fix.  It is not a “safe” drug, as marijuana is commonly believed to be, and can cause serious health problems, such as: increased heart rate, muscle spasms, permanent loss of senses, irregular heart rates, hallucinations, strokes and seizures.

If you’ve been caught with cocaine or crack, contact the law office of criminal defense attorney Dominick Marsala immediately. We discuss your drug charges and will do everything in our power to protect your rights and freedoms.

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