More Than $72 Million in Drugs Seized

Drugs Siezed

The Pennsylvania State Police have announced that they seized over $72,000,000 in illegal drugs last year. Over 9.5 million dollars worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other illicit drugs were found in the fourth quarter of 2021 alone.

For the year, troopers seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine, 733 pounds of methamphetamines, 551 pounds of fentanyl, 55 pounds of heroin, and 247,000 pills of assorted narcotics.

In the fourth quarter, PSP seized more than 141 pounds of cocaine, 133 pounds of methamphetamines, and over 25,000 opioid pills.

READ: Illegal drugs seized by PSP

Last year drug seizure totals 

DrugTotal SeizedTotal Value of Amount Seized
Cocaine986.24 lbs.$21,697,280
Crack Cocaine14.9 lbs.$238,400
Heroin55.96 lbs.$1,902,640
Fentanyl551.68 lbs.$8,826,880
LSD2,415 doses$48,300
Marijuana THC – Liquid1,160.79 pints$7,777,293
Marijuana THC – Solid508.19 lbs.$2,540,950
Marijuana Plants952 plants$157,080
Processed Marijuana4,968.65 lbs.$14,905,950
Methamphetamines733.65 lbs.$7,336,500
MDMA – Ecstasy5.67 lbs.$18,711
MDMA – Pills7,353 pills$110,295
Other Narcotics127.95 lbs.$255,909
Other Narcotics (Pills)247,541 pills$6,188,525
 Total Value$72,004,713

Successful take-back program

Outside of seized narcotics, the State police collected 3,484 pounds of prescription medication as part of its drug take-back program throughout 2021. This included including 865 pounds in the fourth quarter. 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. If you have any prescriptions that you no longer use, dispose of them properly by taking them to one of these locations.