Report: State Police seized more than $16.9 million worth of illegal drugs in fourth-quarter of 2018

HARRISBURG — State Police troopers confiscated more than $16.9 million worth of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, and other illegal drugs in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to figures released this week.

From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018, State Police say they seized nearly 224 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of fentanyl, and 26 pounds of heroin. In its purest form, even a small amount of fentanyl can cause a severe and potentially deadly reaction, police say. 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.

The State Police’s Fourth-Quarter Drug Seizure Totals appear below:

Fourth Quarter Drug Seizure Totals


Total Seized

Total Value of Amount Seized


223.83 lbs.


Crack Cocaine

2.63 lbs.



26.01 lbs.



49.76 lbs.



88 doses


Marijuana THC – Liquid

507.03 pints


Marijuana THC – Solid

32.19 lbs.


Marijuana Plants

733 plants


Processed Marijuana

470 lbs.



135.78 lbs.


MDMA – Ecstasy

2.20 lbs.


MDMA – Pills

278 pills


Other Narcotics

4.41 lbs.


Other Narcotics (Pills)

2,8963 pills



Total Value


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