State Police Seize Over $18.3 Million in Heroin and $3.8 Million in Marijuana for the Second Quarter of 2014

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Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced troopers seized over $23 million in heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs in the second quarter of 2014.

“Governor Corbett has tasked the state police with getting these illegal drugs and drug dealers off the streets and away from our children,” said Noonan.  “The state police will make every effort to identify, prosecute and imprison drug dealers,” said Noonan.

In the second quarter of 2014, troopers seized over 24.5 kilos of heroin and over 1,000 pounds of marijuana with a combined approximate street value of over $22 million. In addition, state police seized over 7,500 prescription pills and seven pounds of methamphetamines valued at over $500,000. Troopers seized 4.3 kilos of cocaine with an estimated value of $430,000.

In 2013, the state police seized over $55 million in prohibited drugs.

 

Drug Total Seized Pounds
Amphetamines 0.061085 kg
Barbiturates 0.02 kg
Cocaine 4.3 kg 9.46
Crack Cocaine 0.95 kg 2.19
Fentanyl 0.00253 kg
Hashish 0.235525 kg
Hashish Oil 1.5 Pt
Heroin 24.5 kg 53.9
LSD 0.0299 kg
LSD (pills) 2 DU
Marijuana Plants 395 Plants
Marijuana Processed 440.7 kg 969.5
MDMA – Ecstasy 0.086 kg 3 (ounces)
MDMA – Ecstasy (pills) 951 DU
Methamphetamines 3.6 kg 7.92
Methamphetamines (Liquid) 0.75 Pt
Morphine(Pills) 0.035 kg
Opium 0.02 kg
Other Narcotics 78.132696 kg
Other Narcotics (liquid) 17.4 Pt
Other Narcotics (pills) 7500 DU
PCP 0.125 Pt
Synthetic Marijuana 22.9 kg 50.4
Synthetic Stimulants 1.0116 kg

 

Kg – kilogram

DU – dosage units

Pt – pint

State police have seized over 41 kilos of heroin in the first two quarters 2014, already surpassing last year’s total of 31.5 kilos.

“I am extremely proud of the work done by the Pennsylvania State Police, and I am looking forward to our continued partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and our state and local partners,” said Noonan.

For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit their website at www.psp.state.pa.us.

1 Comment

  • MyViewpoint

    Why are they measuring it in dollars? How do they know the going rate for a fluctuating black market product? The chart is a better measure although they mix metric and English units with some sort of arbitrary "Dosage Unit". It is what it is and no need to bang your chests about it. Get rid of it.

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