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State Police seize more than $17.7 million in illegal drugs during first quarter of 2021


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police announced that troopers confiscated $17,784,894 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other illicit drugs in the first quarter of 2021.

From January 1 through March 31, state police seized 253 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of nearly $5.6 million. Troopers also seized 361 pounds of methamphetamines and 58 pounds of heroin and fentanyl from Pennsylvania communities.

First Quarter Drug Seizure Totals
 DrugTotal SeizedTotal Value of Amount Seized
Cocaine252.69 lbs.$5,559,180
Crack Cocaine6.87 lbs.$109,920
Heroin14.95 lbs.$508,300
Fentanyl43.32 lbs.$693,120
LSD584 doses$11,680
Marijuana THC – Liquid251.56 pints$1,685,452
Marijuana THC – Solid93.37 lbs.$466,850
Marijuana Plants257 plants$42,405
Processed Marijuana1,497.6 lbs.$4,492,800
Methamphetamines361.49 lbs.$3,614,900
MDMA – Ecstasy2.36 lbs.$7,788
MDMA – Pills3,235 pills$48,525
Other Narcotics43.67 lbs.$87,349
Other Narcotics (Pills)18,265 pills$456,625
Total Value$17,784,894



State police also collected 924 pounds of prescription and other medication as part of its drug take-back program in the first quarter of 2021. 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.

Additional Information

First Quarter 2020 Drug Seizure Release
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