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Troopers confiscate $7 million in drugs in last 3 months

Renatta Signorini
| Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Abuse of painkillers, heroin, fentanyl and other opioids across the country has resulted in tens of thousands of children being taken from their homes and placed in the foster care system.
Patrick Sison/AP
Abuse of painkillers, heroin, fentanyl and other opioids across the country has resulted in tens of thousands of children being taken from their homes and placed in the foster care system.

State police have confiscated more than $7 million worth of drugs during the past three months, including 43 pounds of heroin and fentanyl.

Troopers across Pennsylvania seized the drugs between April 1 and June 30, according to a news release. The heroin and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, have a street value of $1 million. Both drugs are driving the opioid crisis.

Also seized by troopers was about 38 pounds of crack and crack cocaine, nearly 600 pounds of processed marijuana and almost 6,000 pills, according to the release.

Troopers have confiscated $12.7 million worth of drugs since the beginning of 2018.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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