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State police seize 50 pounds of pot on I-95

Rhode Island State Police released this image of 50 pounds of pot that troopers seized from a rental car on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich. (Rhode Island State Police)

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.

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