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State police seize $16M in drugs in 4th quarter

Published January 16. 2019 08:51AM

The Pennsylvania State Police announced that troopers confiscated $16,982,054 worth of cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs in the fourth quarter of 2018.

From Oct. 1 through Dec. 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.

Drugs seized and the value:

Cocaine: 223.83 pounds, valued at $4,028,940

Crack Cocaine: 2.63 pounds, valued at $118,350

Heroin: 26.01 pounds, valued at $702,270

Fentanyl: 49.76 pounds, $796,160

LSD: 88 doses, $1,760

Marijuana THC – Liquid: 507.03 pints, $3,397,101

Marijuana THC – Solid: 32.19 pounds, $160,950

Marijuana plants: 733 plants, $120,945

Processed marijuana: 470 pounds, $1,410,990

Methamphetamines: 135.78 pounds, $5,431,200

MDMA – Ecstasy: 2.20 pounds, $75,000

MDMA – Pills: 278 pills, $4,170

Other narcotics: 4.41 pounds, $10,143

Other narcotics (Pills): 2,8963 pills, $724,075

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