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$7M in drugs confiscated during second quarter

Monday, July 16, 2018 by Nate Jastrzemski njastrzemski@tnonline.com in Police Log

The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that troopers confiscated $7,050,174 worth of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and other prohibited drugs in the second quarter of 2018.

From April 1 through June 30, state police seized more than 22 pounds of heroin and over 21 pounds of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. In its purest form, only a small amount of fentanyl can cause a severe or potentially deadly reaction, putting not only users but also anyone who encounters the drug at risk. The illegal opioids have a combined street value of $1,008,520.

Troopers also removed nearly 37 pounds of cocaine and over 43 pounds of methamphetamines from the highways and communities of Pennsylvania during the same period.

The Pennsylvania State Police confiscated over $5.7 million in prohibited drugs in the first quarter of 2018, including 22 pounds of heroin and fentanyl.