PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE CRACK DOWN ON DRUGS

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During just the last quarter of 2017, the Pennsylvania State Police report that they confiscated $14,747,304 worth of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other prohibited drugs.

From October 1 through December 31, state police seized more than 18 pounds of heroin and over 111 pounds of fentanyl. The drugs have a combined street value of $2,269,920. Troopers also removed nearly 181 pounds of cocaine and 34 pounds of methamphetamines, valued at nearly $4.7, million from the highways and communities of Pennsylvania during the same period.

Throughout the entire year of 2017, the Pennsylvania State Police seized over $41 million in prohibited drugs, including 227 pounds of heroin and fentanyl.

Fourth Quarter Drug Seizure Totals

  • Cocaine – 180.1 lbs – $3,290,560
  • Crack cocaine – 2.59 lbs – $117,845
  • Heroin – 18.1 lbs – $492,320
  • Fentanyl – 111.1 lbs – $1,777,600
  • LSD – 350 doses – $7,000
  • Marijuana THC liquid – 5.03 pints – $33,701
  • Marijuana THC solid – 15.77 lbs – $78,850
  • Marijuana plants – 615 plants – $101,475
  • Processed marijuana – 1,561.14 lbs – $4,683,420
  • Methamphetamines – 33.68 lbs – $1,380,880
  • Other narcotics – 9.86 lbs – $22,678
  • Other narcotics (pills) – 110,439 pills – $2,760,975

Total value – $14,747,304

For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.


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