State Police Removed 1.39 Tons of Illegal Drugs from Illinois Roads in 2017

2,410 pounds of cannabis, 101 pounds of heroin and 244 pounds of cocaine seized.

WTVO/WQRF - Illinois State Police seized over a ton of illegal drugs from Illinois interstates and highways in 2017, amounting to 2,794 pounds of drugs.

That included 2,410 pounds of cannabis, 244 pounds of cocaine, 101 pounds of heroin and 38 pounds of methamphetamine.

ISP officers also seized 11 illegal weapons, issued 2,205 written warnings and 80 citations and made 145 criminal arrests. They assisted 58 motorists and made 364 safety inspections.

"Troopers remain vigilant for suspicious activities during their contacts with motorists and should be commended for the arrests of those involved in criminal activities while traveling Illinois roadways," said Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz.


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