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01/15/2019

State Police Seizes Illegal Drugs Valued at Nearly $17 Million in the Fourth Quarter of 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2019
 
 
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers confiscated $16,982,054 worth of cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, fentanyl, and other prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of 2018.
 
From October 1 through December 31, state police seized nearly 224 pounds of cocaine and 26 pounds of heroin. Troopers also confiscated almost 50 pounds of fentanyl. In its purest form, even a small amount of fentanyl can cause a severe and potentially deadly reaction, putting users, people close to them, and first responders at risk. The illegal opioids have a combined street value of $1,498,430.
 
In 2018, The Pennsylvania State Police removed over $66 million in prohibited drugs from the highways and communities of the commonwealth, including 197 pounds of heroin and fentanyl.
 
The Pennsylvania State Police remains an integral part of the Opioid Command Center, working to fight the heroin and opioid crisis as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s disaster declaration.
 
 
Fourth Quarter Drug Seizure Totals
                         Drug
Total Seized
Total Value of Amount Seized
Cocaine
223.83 lbs.
$4,028,940
Crack Cocaine
2.63 lbs.
$118,350
Heroin
26.01 lbs.
$702,270
Fentanyl
49.76 lbs.
$796,160
LSD
88 doses
$1,760
Marijuana THC – Liquid
507.03 pints
$3,397,101
Marijuana THC – Solid
32.19 lbs.
$160,950
Marijuana Plants
733 plants
$120,945
Processed Marijuana
470 lbs.
$1,410,990
Methamphetamines
135.78 lbs.
$5,431,200
MDMA – Ecstasy
2.20 lbs.
$75,000
MDMA – Pills
278 pills
$4,170
Other Narcotics
4.41 lbs.
$10,143
Other Narcotics (Pills)
2,8963 pills
$724,075
 
Total Value
$16,982,054
 
For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Tarkowski, 717-783-5556
 
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