Rhode Island State Police Seizes More Than $400,000 Worth of Marijuana and Hash Oil During Traffic Stop
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that Troopers seized more than $400,000 worth of marijuana and hash oil during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Warwick at approximately 3 p.m. Friday.
The driver, identified as Jiacheng Liu, age 29, of San Francisco, CA, was arrested and charged with:
• Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver and Manufacture a Controlled Substance – Two Counts
• Manufacture/Possession/Delivery of Greater Than Five Kilograms of Marijuana – Two Counts
The arrest occurred after troopers from the Hope Valley Barracks stopped a minivan for speeding on Interstate 95, near the intersection with Interstate 295.
During a subsequent search of the van, Troopers seized four large duffle bags containing nearly 185 pounds of marijuana packed in vacuum-sealed bags worth an estimated $368,800. They also seized two boxes and a bag containing more than 800 vials of hash oil, with a value of approximately $40,000.
Liu was processed at the Hope Valley Barracks and ordered held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions pending formal arraignment in Third Division District Court on Monday.