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State Police confiscate $11 million worth of drugs in 2020’s first quarter

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers confiscated $11,046,058 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs in the first quarter of 2020.

Nearly $7.8 million of that came from processed marijuana, because of the large amount that was seized during that time. The next highest value was cocaine, about $1.5 million worth, which had a smaller amount seized but sells on the street for a higher price.

From January 1 through March 31, state police seized more than 68 pounds of cocaine. State police also removed more than 24 pounds of heroin and fentanyl from Pennsylvania communities.

First Quarter Drug Seizure Totals

Drug – Total Seized – Total Value of Amount Seized

  • Cocaine – 68.17 lbs. – $1,499,740
  • Crack Cocaine – 3.15 lbs. – $50,400
  • Heroin – 6.49 lbs. – $220,660
  • Fentanyl – 17.69 lbs. – $283,040
  • LSD – 944 doses – $18,880
  • Marijuana THC – Liquid – 51.59 pints – $345,653
  • Marijuana THC – Solid – 10.39 lbs. – $51,950
  • Marijuana Plants – 467 plants – $77,055
  • Processed Marijuana – 2,599.46 lbs. – $7,798,380
  • Methamphetamines – 16.25 lbs. – $162,500
  • MDMA – Ecstasy – 6.1 lbs. – $20,130
  • MDMA – Pills – 294 pills – $4,410
  • Other Narcotics – 2.03 lbs. – $4,060
  • Other Narcotics (Pills) – 20,368 pills – $509,200

Total Value $11,046,058

State police also collected 719 pounds of prescription and other medication as part of its drug take-back program in first quarter of 2020. 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.

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