Pennsylvania State Police Seize Over $18.3 Million in Heroin and $3.8 Million in Marijuana for the Second Quarter of 2014 - CW Richmond WUPV |

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

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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.

Media contacts: Maria A. Finn or Tpr. Adam Reed, 717-783-5556

Editor's note:  Below is the list of prohibited drugs by names and the quantities that have been seized by members of the Pennsylvania State Police in the second quarter of 2014. 

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

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WUPV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
.