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

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
Drug Total Seized Total Value of Amount Seized
Cocaine 79.54 lbs. $1,749,880
Crack Cocaine 3.94 lbs. $63,040
Heroin 43.44 lbs. $1,476,960
Fentanyl 60 lbs. $960,000
LSD 286 doses $5,720
Marijuana THC – Liquid 26.93 pints $180,431
Marijuana THC – Solid 54.9 lbs. $274,500
Marijuana Plants 101 plants $16,665
Processed Marijuana 1,016.44 lbs. $3,049,320
Methamphetamines 81.92 lbs. $819,200
MDMA – Ecstasy 0.33 lbs. $10,924
MDMA – Pills 197 pills $2,955
Other Narcotics 8.11 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.