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State Police Seize $16 Million in Illegal Drugs


January 24, 2019

Source: Pennsylvania State Police

The Pennsylvania State Police announced Jan. 14 that troopers confiscated $16,982,054 worth of cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, fentanyl, and other prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of 2018.

From Oct. 1 through Dec. 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.

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