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14-Jan-2019

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

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

PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 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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SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police Department

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Last Updated: 14-Jan-2019