State police seize 50 pounds of pot on I-95
Rhode Island State Police said Wednesday that they seized 50 pounds of marijuana from a rental car during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich.
Police said they pulled over 27-year-old Jonathan Yu of New York City at about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday. They said he was going about 81 mph.
State police said troopers found 47 vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana in the trunk of the car during a search. The marijuana weighed 50 pounds and had an estimated street value of about $50,000.
Yu was charged with possession of marijuana in excess of 5 kilograms and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver marijuana.
He was also cited for speeding.