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.