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Police: $8.5M in heroin, $1M in meth seized in first quarter of 2014

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SOURCE: Pennsylvania State Police

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced troopers seized over $16 million in heroin, crystal meth and other prohibited drugs in the first quarter of 2014.

"Governor Corbett has tasked the Pennsylvania State Police with dismantling drug organizations that operate or are responsible for the illicit drug trade occurring within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," Noonan said. "These seizures underscore the Governor's unwavering commitment to defeating these illegal criminal enterprises that can lead to violence and fatalities."

In the first quarter of 2014, troopers seized over 17 kilos of heroin (approximately 37 lbs.) and over 10 kilos of methamphetamine (approximately 23 lbs.) with a combined approximate street value of $9.5 million. In addition, state police seized over 700,000 prescription pills and 1,325 pounds of marijuana valued at over $4 million. Troopers seized over 23 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of over $1 million.

"Our troopers conduct various covert and undercover operations on a multitude of levels and troopers are trained in various interdiction techniques, from undercover operations to the detection of criminal activity during routine traffic stops," said Noonan. "These enforcement efforts certainly have an impact on the flow of drugs that are coming into and passing throughPennsylvania."

In 2013, the state police seized over $55 million in prohibited drugs.

"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 Agency and our state and local partners," said Noonan.

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 first quarter of 2014. 

Drug

Total Seized


Pounds

Amphetamines

0.0059

kg


Barbiturates

0.000001

kg


Cocaine

9.8016

kg

21.5

Crack Cocaine

1.0634

kg

2.2

Fentanyl

0.004108

kg


Hashish

0.0751

kg


Hashish Oil

0.066438

Pt


Heroin

17.084692

kg

37.6

KHAT

0.1698

kg


LSD

0.00121

kg


Marijuana Eradicated IN

738

Plants


Marijuana Processed

602.370532

kg

1325

MDMA – Ecstasy

0.0172

kg


MDMA – Ecstasy (pills)

94

DU


Methamphetamine Oil

0.0625

Pt


Methamphetamines

10.545758

kg

23.2

Morphine(Pills)

0.005

kg


Opium

0.0005

kg


Other Narcotics

1.837661

kg


Other Narcotics (liquid)

2.46875

Pt


Other Narcotics (prescription pill)

709738

DU

709,738

PCP

1

Pt


Synthetic Marijuana

2.30297

kg


Synthetic Stimulants

0.055501

kg


Kg – kilogram
DU – dosage units
Pt – pint

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