$14M in drugs seized: State police release first quarter total
The Pennsylvania State Police announced that troopers confiscated $14,190,683 worth of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and other prohibited drugs in the first quarter of 2019.
From Jan. 1 through March 31, state police seized nearly 118 pounds of cocaine and 27 pounds of heroin. Troopers also confiscated more than 14 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 heroin and fentanyl have a combined street value of $956,460.
The Pennsylvania State Police remains an integral part of the Opioid Command Center, working to fight the heroin and opioid crisis as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s disaster declaration. In April, the department marked the one-year anniversary of the Pennsylvania Overdose Information Network.
The network is a centralized repository to track overdoses, naloxone administrations, and investigative drug information that allows police, public safety and health care professionals to share all types of information related to opioid abuse in their communities. ODIN is now used by more than 1,300 agencies in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, including 1,000 municipal police departments.
First quarter drug seizure totals:
Cocaine: 117.78 pounds, worth $2,120,040
Crack cocaine: 4.73 pounds, worth $212,850
Heroin: 26.98 pounds, $728,460
Fentanyl: 14.25 pounds, $228,000
LSD: 506 doses, $10,170
Marijuana THC, Liquid: 29.89 pints, $200,263
Marijuana THC, Solid: 37.27 pounds, $186,350
Marijuana plants: 151 plants, $24,915
Processed marijuana: 1,437 pounds, $4,311,060
Methamphetamine: 68.40 pounds, $2,776,000
MDMA — Ecstasy: 37.06 pounds, $1,226,840
MDMA — Pills: 192 pills, $2,880
Other narcotics: 687.99 pounds, $1,395,980
Other narcotics, pills: 30,667 pills, $766,875
Total value: $14,190,683