The Portland Police Bureau released the total number of drug seizures in the first two months of 2012 today. The results?
— 32 grams of powder cocaine
— 30 grams of crack cocaine
— 3,356 grams of heroin (7.4 pounds)
— 807 grams of methamphetamine
— 89,239 grams of dried marijuana (196 pounds)
— 1,178 marijuana plants
— a grand total of $2.7 million (street value, of course) in narcotics and over $130,000 in cash
Whack. According to Sergeant Pete Simpson, these totals blow last year's January/February tallies out of the water, due to the bureau's Drug and Vice Division's focus on a larger investigation.