Police seize $15 million in illegal drugs

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police have confiscated more than $15 million worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and other illicit drugs in the fourth quarter of 2020.

In total, police seized $45 million worth of illegal drugs in 2020, including over 300 pounds of cocaine and more than 228 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in 2019. Troopers confiscated over $43 million in prohibited drugs from the highways and communities of the commonwealth, including over 425 pounds of cocaine and nearly 300 pounds of heroin and fentanyl.

State police also collected 805 pounds of prescription and other medication as part of its drug take-back program in the fourth quarter of 2020. There are 65 drug take-back boxes at state police stations throughout the commonwealth, providing a safe way to dispose of unused or unwanted medication 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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