Drug Take Back [Transportation Mission]

In cooperation with the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and Office of the Attorney General, CJTF was able to provide logistical operations for transporting prescription drugs collected from the Drug Take Back program. The coordinated effort allowed for the legal destruction approval by the Department of Environmental Protection to all counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 2016, CJTF assisted law enforcement with the destruction of 66,935.02 pounds of prescription drugs with an estimated street value of $33,467,510. As of April 2017, CJTF assisted law enforcement with the destruction of 45,296 pounds of prescription drugs with an estimated street value of $22,647,850; over two thirds of 2016 totals.

Drug Destruction [Portable Incinerator]

This mission was implemented in February 2015 for the purpose of having a mobile site with the ability to destroy seized narcotics. The incinerator can be used on-site at any location and time. This allows for the quick destruction of narcotics, reducing time and manpower from LEA’s. Drug destruction totals destroyed by CJTF personnel are as follows:

2016 Totals    
Drug Weight Street Value
Heroin 116.85 oz $350,550
Cocaine 173.53 oz $312,354
Marijuana 273.4 lbs $1,230,300
Spice 586.84 g $2,934.20
Methamphetamine 18.4 oz $36,800
Total 294 lbs $1,932,938.20
     
2017 Totals (to date)    
Drug Weight Street Value
Heroin 33.61 lbs $1,613,280
Cocaine 27.7 lbs $797,760
Marijuana 148.6 lbs $668,700
Spice 0.0 g $0
Methamphetamine 0.1 lbs $3,200
Total 30.8 lbs $3,082,940

         

Clean & Seal

CJTF seals abandoned and condemned properties in partnership with local government agencies within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to deter the use of illegal narcotics.

2014 Clean & Seal Project

Mission:  To minimize the use of illegal narcotics in the city of Harrisburg through sealing of abandoned and condemned properties within a designated area. CJTF Engineer Team will seal first floor doors and windows of 13 abandoned properties in the South Allison Hills community NLT 19MAY14 IOT deny use of properties as “drug houses” there by deterring the use and sale of illegal narcotics as well as deter other drug related crimes helping to make the community safer for the citizens.

Results:  CJTF Engineer Support effected positive change for the city of Harrisburg.  Thirteen abandoned and condemned properties were boarded up by the five CJTF Engineer Support Team members.  These properties were being used for narcotic related activities and were a detriment to the community.  Blocking access to these properties provided a needed service for the city of Harrisburg. 
CJTF joined with the Department of Public Safety for the City of Harrisburg in order to identify the properties to be addressed.  The city also provided the lumber and materials needed to perform the work.  CJTF also collaborated with the Tri County Community Action Office to install decorative panels to a property that was adjacent to a school. 

The Engineering Support Team plans to host a medication turn-in for expired and unneeded medications.  The team will utilize their incinerator to safely burn-off these medications preventing them from being disposed of improperly or used for illegal purposes.  Medications were accepted from any service member and collection was facilitated by cooperation with the Troop Medical Clinic, Aviation Medical Clinic, the State Safety Office, and FTIG Police Department.

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