Both federal and state laws come into play on drug trafficking cases. There is a multitude of federal drug laws on the books, plus each state also has its own set of drug laws. Many state laws are modeled after the federal laws and provide minimum sentencing standards for offenders. Lawmakers generally pass these laws to deter the major drug cartels, but more often it is the lower level dealers that get prosecuted. Indeed, the controversy around drug trafficking laws is that a petty drug dealer can often face a longer sentence than violent criminals.
Non-athletes are Using Steroids, Too!
Approximately half of the users of anabolic steroids are not athletes at all. In fact, they have no interest in competing – at least not on the athletic field. They are interested in competing for the attention of their peers, and they’re using anabolic steroids to look more attractive. These kids are known as “mirror athletes,” because they want to look in the mirror and see an athletic-looking image without having to compete on the field. Unfortunately, Taylor’s story is just one of many similar stories from high schools across America.