HARRISBURG, Pa (WTAJ) – Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) released their 2021 yearly drug seizure totals, seizing more than $72 million in illegal drugs.
PSP seized a total of $72,004,713 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other drugs through 2021. In the fourth quarter of the year, PSP reports over $9 million worth of illegal drugs, which is down from $15 million from their 2020 report.
Below is a breakdown of what drugs were seized, the total of drugs seized, and the total value of the drugs seized.
|Drug||Total Seized||Total Value of Amount Seized|
|Crack Cocaine||14.9 lbs.||$238,400|
|Marijuana THC – Liquid||1,160.79 pints||$7,777,293|
|Marijuana THC – Solid||508.19 lbs.||$2,540,950|
|Marijuana Plants||952 plants||$157,080|
|Processed Marijuana||4,968.65 lbs.||$14,905,950|
|MDMA – Ecstasy||5.67 lbs.||$18,711|
|MDMA – Pills||7,353 pills||$110,295|
|Other Narcotics||127.95 lbs.||$255,909|
|Other Narcotics (Pills)||247,541 pills||$6,188,525|
State Police have also collected 3,484 pounds of prescription medication with their drug take-back program. There are 65 drug take-back boxes at state police stations in Pennsylvania, which allows a safe way to dispose of unneeded or unused prescriptions. For more information, visit PSP website for drug-take-back locations.