State Police: 85 lbs of weed seized in traffic stop

By News Staff

RI State Police have arrested a man who was in possession of 85 pounds of weed.

21-year-old Bing Zhou Liu, of Brooklyn, was riding in a taxi on Route 95 in Richmond on Thursday when he was stopped by Troopers for speeding and other violations.

State Police say the taxi driver told them he was paid $400 to drive Liu from New York to Massachusetts. Troopers found 5 FedEx boxes containing 85 individually-wrapped and vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana, estimated at $300,000.

Liu was charged with manufacturing/possession with intent to deliver marijuana greater than 5 kilograms, and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

He is being held at the ACI pending a bail hearing April 8.

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