FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers confiscated $11,415,911 worth of heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs in the second quarter of 2019.
From April 1 through June 30, state police seized 84 pounds of heroin and nearly 33 pounds of fentanyl, with a combined street value of more than $3.1 million.
"Significant drug seizures result from routine traffic stops as well as in-depth investigations involving several law enforcement agencies," said Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. "Our continuing interdiction efforts underscore the department's commitment to stopping drug smugglers and dealers in Pennsylvania."
Second Quarter Drug Seizure Totals
|Drug||Total Seized||Total Value of Amount Seized|
|Crack Cocaine||1.58 lbs.||$26,329|
|Marijuana THC – Liquid||87.95 pints||$589,265|
|Marijuana THC – Solid||18.22 lbs.||$91,100|
|Marijuana Plants||728 plants||$120,120|
|Processed Marijuana||1,385.39 lbs.||$4,157,700|
|MDMA – Ecstasy||3.44 lbs.||$113,877|
|MDMA – Pills||2,830 pills||$42,450|
|Other Narcotics||45.38 lbs.||$92,076|
|Other Narcotics (Pills)||82,337 pills||$2,058,425|
The Pennsylvania State Police confiscated over $5.7 million in prohibited drugs in the first quarter of 2019, including 22 pounds of heroin and fentanyl.
For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Tarkowski, 717-783-5556
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