HARRISBURG, PA —The Pennsylvania State Police announced this week that troopers confiscated $8,770,800 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs in the fourth quarter of 2019.
In total, state police seized more than $43 million worth of illegal drugs in 2019, including nearly 300 pounds of heroin and fentanyl. In 2018, troopers confiscated over $66 million in prohibited drugs from the highways and communities of the commonwealth, including 197 pounds of heroin and fentanyl.
|Fourth Quarter Drug Seizure Totals|
|Drug||Total Seized||Total Value of Amount Seized|
|Crack Cocaine||3.94 lbs.||$63,040|
|Marijuana THC – Liquid||26.93 pints||$180,431|
|Marijuana THC – Solid||54.9 lbs.||$274,500|
|Marijuana Plants||101 plants||$16,665|
|Processed Marijuana||1,016.44 lbs.||$3,049,320|
|MDMA – Ecstasy||0.33 lbs.||$10,924|
|MDMA – Pills||197 pills||$2,955|
|Other Narcotics||8.11 lbs.||$16,455|
|Other Narcotics (Pills)||36,976 pills||$144,750|
State police also collected 830 pounds of prescription and other medication as part of its drug take-back program in the fourth quarter of 2019. There are 65 drug take-back boxes at state police stations throughout the commonwealth, providing a safe way to dispose of unused or unwanted medication 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.
Source: Pennsylvania State Police
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