EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — State police say so far in 2023 they have seized around $16 million in illegal drugs throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
According to PSP, close to $16,000,000 in cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, and other prohibited drugs were seized during the first quarter of 2023.
Troopers stated between January 1 and March 31 they seized:
- 229 pounds of cocaine
- 129 pounds of methamphetamines
- 24 pounds of fentanyl, seven pounds of heroin
- 1,562 pounds of processed marijuana
- 65,570 pills of assorted narcotics
Below you can see a table outlining the amount and value of illegal drugs seized by PSP in the first quarter of 2023:
|Drug||Amount Seized||Estimated Value|
|Crack Cocaine||5.84 lbs.||$93,440|
|LSD – Pills and Paper||24 doses||$480|
|Marijuana THC – Liquid||72 pints||$482,400|
|Marijuana THC Solid||398.70 lbs.||$1,993,500|
|Marijuana Plants||178 plants||$29,370|
|Processed Marijuana||1,562.66 lbs.||$4,687,980|
|MDMA – Ecstasy||0.044 lbs.||$145|
|MDMA – Pills||184 DU||$2,760|
|Other Narcotics||515.61 lbs.||$1,031,220|
|Other Narcotics (pills)||65,570 DU||$1,639,250|
State police note they also collected 1,307 pounds of prescription medication in the quarter as part of its Prescription Drug Takeback Program.
65% of PSP stations offer boxes for disposing of unused or unwanted medications 24 hours a day, seven days a week.