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.