PSP Troopers Seize Illegal Drugs Valued at Nearly $17 Million in the Fourth Quarter of 2018

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Police announced Monday that troopers confiscated $16,982,054 worth of cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, fentanyl and other prohibited 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.

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.

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

Fourth Quarter Drug Seizure Totals

Drug
Total Seized
Total Value
 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
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