PA State Police Seized More Than $72 Million in Illegal Drugs in 2021

ERIE (Erie News Now) – Pennsylvania State Police troopers seized $72,004,713 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other illicit drugs throughout 2021.

For the year, troopers seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine, 733 pounds of methamphetamines, 551 pounds of fentanyl, 55 pounds of heroin and 247,000 pills of assorted narcotics.

2021 Yearly Drug Seizure Totals


Total Seized

Total Value of Amount Seized


986.24 lbs.


Crack Cocaine

14.9 lbs.



55.96 lbs.



551.68 lbs.



2,415 doses


Marijuana THC – Liquid

1,160.79 pints


Marijuana THC – Solid

508.19 lbs.


Marijuana Plants

952 plants


Processed Marijuana

4,968.65 lbs.



733.65 lbs.


MDMA – Ecstasy

5.67 lbs.


MDMA – Pills

7,353 pills


Other Narcotics

127.95 lbs.


Other Narcotics (Pills)

247,541 pills



Total Value



State police collected 3,484 pounds of prescription and other medication as part of its drug take-back program throughout 2021, including 865 pounds in the fourth quarter.

There are 65 drug take-back boxes at state police stations throughout the commonwealth, providing a safe way to dispose of unused or unwanted medication 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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