Police net $16 million in seized drugs

A Pennsylvania high school teacher has been arrested on drug charges.
A Pennsylvania high school teacher has been arrested on drug charges.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) –  State police in Pennsylvania have seized a multitude of illegal drugs, including heroin  and crystal methamphetamine, worth over $16 million on the street.

In a news release Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said the drugs were confiscated statewide 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.”

Troopers seized over 17 kilos of heroin, 10 kilos of methamphetamine, 700,000 prescription pills, 23 pounds of cocaine and 1,325 pounds of marijuana.

“These enforcement efforts certainly have an impact on the flow of drugs that are coming into and passing through Pennsylvania,” said Noonan.

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

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