Troopers’ Report: Seized Drugs Worth $65.4 Million

HARRISBURG PA – Illegal or prohibited drugs seized by Pennsylvania State Police during 2022 were estimated to be worth a total of $65.4 million, about $10.3 million of which was confiscated during the year’s last quarter alone, the agency reported Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2023).

The drug hauls included any made during the quarter and the year by troopers from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack, covering portions of western Montgomery County; Troop J in Embreeville, covering portions of northern Chester County; and Troop L in Reading, covering parts of eastern Berks County.

Troopers statewide between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 collectively seized 110 pounds of cocaine, 118 pounds of methamphetamines, 60 pounds of fentanyl, 14 pounds of heroin, 1,221 pounds of processed marijuana, and 21,661 pills of assorted narcotics, the state police reported.

For all of 2022, they captured 546 pounds of cocaine, 691 pounds of methamphetamines, 348 pounds of fentanyl, 60 pounds of heroin, 7,832 pounds of processed marijuana, and 252,753 pills of assorted narcotics.

Troopers during the fourth quarter also collected 797 pounds of medication as part of its Prescription Drug Take Back program; a total of 3,422 pounds was collected last year. Sixty-five state police stations offer boxes for disposing of unused or unwanted medications 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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