State police seize $110,000 worth of cocaine during traffic stop in West Greenwich

State police seize $110,000 worth of cocaine during traffic stop in West Greenwich. (Rhode Island State Police)

Rhode Island State Police arrested a Providence woman after they seized $110,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop in West Greenwich.

Ana Melendez Santana, 23, was stopped by troopers on Interstate 95 North near Weaver Hill Road at about 3 p.m. Thursday.

Santana was charged with the following:

• Manufacture/possession/delivery of more than one kilo of cocaine

• Delivery/possession with intent to deliver and manufacture - cocaine

• Delivery/possession with intent to deliver and manufacture - fentanyl

The Providence woman was also cited for driving with expired registration and operating a motor vehicle without evidence of insurance.

State police said they seized several vacuum-sealed packages from a container of juice boxes in the car.

Those packages contained 3 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $100,000 and 4.3 ounces of fentanyl worth an estimated $10,000.

Melendez Santana was processed at the Wickford Barracks and held for arraignment at Kent County District Court Friday.

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