$17 Million Worth of Cocaine, Meth, Heroin, Other Drugs Seized by State Police in 4th Quarter

| January 15, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – 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 October 1 through December 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 Governor Tom Wolf’s disaster declaration.


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