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State police seize nearly $9M in drugs

Published January 14. 2020 07:55AM

 

The Pennsylvania State Police announced Monday 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.

Drug seizure totals for fourth quarter:

Cocaine, 79.54 pounds, $1,749,880

Crack Cocaine, 3.94 pounds, $63,040

Heroin, 43.44 pounds, $1,476,960

Fentanyl, 60 pounds, $960,000

LSD, 286 doses, $5,720

Marijuana THC – Liquid, 26.93 pints, $180,431

Marijuana THC – Solid, 54.9 pounds, $274,500

Marijuana plants, 101 plants, $16,665

Processed marijuana, 1,016.44 pounds, $3,049,320

Methamphetamines, 81.92 pounds, $819,200

MDMA – Ecstasy, 0.33 pounds, $10,924

MDMA – Pills, 197 pills, $2,955

Other Narcotics: 8.11 pounds, $16,455

Other Narcotics (Pills): 36,976 pills, $144,750

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.

 

Comments
And from there it’ll be sold back to the population so they can do it all over again. Job security.
Do they just sell it at a police auction and it shows up as a line item on the income statement? OR do the Troopers get to spread it out and sell it on the street and keep the cash? I'm just wondering how YOU think that works.
Not sure about any of that, but...
Boarder Security is at the front of the Republican Platform, that'll help.
Painting our Police with that broad corrupt brush of lies and hate will do nothing to improve the drug problem.

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