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RI State Police seize $60K worth of marijuana

Rhode Island State Police arrested Xia Ofeng Wang after they seized an estimated $60,000 worth of marijuana during traffic stop in West Greenwich. (Police photos)

Rhode Island State Police seized an estimated $60,000 worth of marijuana during traffic stop in West Greenwich.

Troopers stopped Xia Ofeng Wang, 47, of California, near Weaver Hill Road on Interstate 95 Sunday around 11 a.m.

During a search, they found 52 pounds of pot stored in three large boxes in the car he was driving. The drugs were being transported in vacuum-sealed bags, with each bag weighing about one pound.

Wang was arrested and charged with manufacturing, possession and delivery of a schedule one and schedule one/two controlled substance.

Hand was held overnight at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institutions, pending an arraignment.

In addition to the drug charges, Wang was cited for several traffic violations.

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