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
| Drug||Total Seized||Total Value of Amount Seized|
|Crack Cocaine||0.83 lbs.||$13,851|
|Marijuana THC – Liquid||20.5 pints||$137,350|
|Marijuana THC – Solid||5.93 lbs.||$29,500|
|Marijuana Plants||229 plants||$37,785|
|Processed Marijuana||773.5 lbs.||$2,321,359|
|MDMA – Ecstasy||3.44 lbs.||$113,877|
|MDMA – Pills||992 pills||$14,880|
|Other Narcotics||5 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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