HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Police announced on Tuesday that troopers confiscated $15,272,119 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs in the fourth quarter of 2020.
In total, state police seized more than $45 million worth of illegal drugs in 2020, including over 300 pounds of cocaine and more than 228 pounds of heroin and fentanyl. In 2019, troopers confiscated over $43 million in prohibited drugs from the highways and communities of the commonwealth, including over 425 pounds of cocaine and nearly 300 pounds of heroin and fentanyl.
|Fourth Quarter Drug Seizure Totals|
|Drug||Total Seized||Total Value of Amount Seized|
|Crack Cocaine||2.49 lbs.||$39,840|
|Marijuana THC – Liquid||18.5 pints||$123,950|
|Marijuana THC – Solid||37.88 lbs.||$189,400|
|Marijuana Plants||106 plants||$17,490|
|Processed Marijuana||804.38 lbs.||$2,413,140|
|MDMA – Ecstasy||17.88 lbs.||$59,004|
|MDMA – Pills||1,639 pills||$24,585|
|Other Narcotics||16.69 lbs.||$33,380|
|Other Narcotics (Pills)||59,770 pills||$1,494,250|
State police also collected 805 pounds of prescription and other medication as part of its drug take-back program in the fourth 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.