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Troopers Seize $400K in Marijuana, Hash Oil, Arrest Minivan Driver on Rte. 95

[CREDIT: RISP] Troopers seized $400,000 worth of marijuana and hash oil after stopping a minivan in Warwick Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

[CREDIT: RISP] Troopers seized $400,000 worth of marijuana and hash oil after stopping a minivan in Warwick Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.
[CREDIT: RISP] Troopers seized $400,000 worth of marijuana and hash oil after stopping a minivan in Warwick Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.
[CREDIT: RISP] Troopers arrested acheng Liu, 29, of San Francisco, CA for possession of $400,000 worth of marijuana and hash oil after stopping a minivan in Warwick Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.
[CREDIT: RISP] Troopers arrested Jiaacheng Liu, 29, of San Francisco, CA for possession of $400,000 worth of marijuana and hash oil after stopping a minivan in Warwick Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.
WARWICK — RI State Police seized more than $400,000 worth of marijuana and hash oil after stopping a speeding minivan on Rte. 95 in the city Friday afternoon, arresting and charging the driver with illegal possession of more than 5kg of the drug and with intent to deliver.

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police announced Saturday that troopers had made the stop, seizure and arrest on Interstate 95 in Warwick at approximately 3 p.m. Friday near the intersection with Rte.295.

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

During a 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.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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