Drugs

More than $13M in heroin, other drugs seized in Pennsylvania this year

The Pennsylvania State Police today announced that troopers seized $13,755,803 worth of heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs in the first three months of 2017.

The Pennsylvania State Police today announced that troopers seized $13,755,803 worth of heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs in the first three months of 2017.  (Fox 43)

The Pennsylvania State Police announced that troopers seized $13,755,803 worth of heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs in the first three months of 2017.

COPS CATCH SPEEDER TRANSPORTING $200,000 AND DRUGS

The heroin and opioid epidemic remained evident throughout the commonwealth in the first quarter. From January 1 through March 31, troopers removed more than 29 pounds of heroin and 8.5 pounds of Fentanyl from circulation. The drugs have a combined approximate street value of more than $10 million.

In addition, state police confiscated 22 pounds of methamphetamines, valued at over $1 million, during the same period.

DRUGS VANISH AT SOME VA HOSPITALS

In 2016, the Pennsylvania State Police seized over $68 million in prohibited drugs, including 100 pounds of heroin valued at $34.2 million.

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