State police seized nearly $17 million in illegal drugs in the final three months of 2018 troopers announced Monday.
From October 1 through December 31, state police seized nearly 224 pounds of cocaine and 26 pounds of heroin. The street value of cocaine was more than $4 million.
State 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.
In 2018, The Pennsylvania State Police removed over $66 million in prohibited drugs from the highways and communities of the commonwealth, including 197 pounds of heroin and fentanyl.
Fourth quarter drug seizure totals
|Drug||Total seized||Total value of seizure|
|Crack cocaine||2.63 pounds||$118,350|
|Marijuana plants||733 plants||$120,945|
|Processed Marijuana||470 pounds||$1,410,990|
|Other narcotics||4.41 pounds||$10,143|
|Other narcotics-pills||28,963 pills||$724,075|