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01/13/2020

State Police Seizes More Than $8.7 Million in Illegal Drugs in the Fourth Quarter of 2019

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police announced today 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
DrugTotal SeizedTotal Value of Amount Seized
Cocaine79.54 lbs.$1,749,880
Crack Cocaine3.94 lbs.$63,040
Heroin43.44 lbs.$1,476,960
Fentanyl60 lbs.$960,000
LSD286 doses$5,720
Marijuana THC – Liquid26.93 pints$180,431
Marijuana THC – Solid54.9 lbs.$274,500
Marijuana Plants101 plants$16,665
Processed Marijuana1,016.44 lbs.$3,049,320
Methamphetamines81.92 lbs.$819,200
MDMA – Ecstasy0.33 lbs.$10,924
MDMA – Pills197 pills$2,955
Other Narcotics8.11 lbs.$16,455
Other Narcotics (Pills)36,976 pills$144,750
 Total Value$8,770,800

 

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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Tarkowski or Trooper Brent Miller, 717-783-5556

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