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10/08/2019

State Police Seizes More Than $8.5 Million in Illegal Drugs in the Third Quarter of 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers confiscated $8,630,235 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs in the third quarter of 2019.

From July 1 through September 30, troopers seized 192 pounds of cocaine valued at $4.2 million; as well as nearly 37 pounds of heroin and fentanyl, with a combined street value of $953,274.

Third Quarter Drug Seizure Totals

                         DrugTotal SeizedTotal Value of Amount Seized
Cocaine192 lbs.$4,195,044
Crack Cocaine0.83 lbs.$13,851
Heroin23.1 lbs.$733,594
Fentanyl13.73 lbs.$219,680
LSD86 doses$1,720
Marijuana THC – Liquid20.5 pints$137,350
Marijuana THC – Solid5.93 lbs.$29,500
Marijuana Plants229 plants$37,785
Processed Marijuana773.5 lbs.$2,321,359
Methamphetamines65.67 lbs.$656,700
MDMA – Ecstasy3.44 lbs.$113,877
MDMA – Pills992 pills$14,880
Other Narcotics5 lbs.$10,145
Other Narcotics (Pills)5,791 pills$144,750
 Total Value$8,630,235

 

State police also collected 1,083 pounds of prescription and other medication as part of its drug take-back program. 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Tarkowski, 717-783-5556

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