Pennsylvania State Police Seized $21M in Prohibited Drugs in Third Quarter of 2023

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) seized approximately $21.2 million in cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, and other prohibited drugs during the third quarter of 2023.

Troopers from July 1 to September 30 seized 318 pounds of cocaine, 183 pounds of methamphetamines, 141 pounds of fentanyl, 8 pounds of heroin, 2,175 pounds of processed marijuana, and 62,597 pills of assorted narcotics.

The PSP also collected 698 pounds of prescription medication in the third quarter of 2023 as part of its Prescription Drug Takeback Program. Sixty-five state police stations offer boxes for disposing of unused or unwanted medications 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Table 1: Amount and value of prohibited drugs seized by PSP in the third quarter of 2023

DrugAmount SeizedEstimated Value
Cocaine 318.57 lbs.$7,008,540
Crack Cocaine 4.4 lbs.$70,400
Heroin 8.6 lbs.$292,400
Fentanyl 141.3 lbs.$2,260,800
LSD – Pills and Paper 79 doses$1,580
Marijuana THC – Liquid 17.4 pints$116,580
Marijuana THC Solid 202.2 lbs.$1,011,000
Marijuana Plants 107 plants$17,655
Processed Marijuana 2,175.3 lbs.$6,525,900
Methamphetamines 183.9 lbs.$1,839,000
MDMA – Ecstasy 0.071 lbs.$234
MDMA – Pills 55 DU$825
Other Narcotics 283.3 lbs.$566,600
Other Narcotics (pills) 62,597 DU$1,564,925
 Total Value$21,276,439

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