A 38-year-old man hired a prostitute, and asked her to bring him heroin. After taking heroin, drinking alcohol, sitting in the hot tub, and then having vigorous sex, the man collapsed and died. She was originally charged for giving him heroin that killed him, which carries a life sentence. Medical findings show he did not die from the heroin.
Cameron Douglas, the son of prominent actor Michael Douglas, was handed down a hefty sentence for possession of heroin and Suboxone while in prison. Addiction experts proposed a legal brief on his behalf, arguing for more treatment of addicts rather than stiffer prison sentences.