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Police in RI Arrest 2, Seize 94 Pounds of Marijuana

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Rhode Island State Police

The Rhode Island State Police announced that two New York residents were arrested after troopers seized 94 pounds of a substance believed to be marijuana from their car during a traffic stop on Saturday.

The men were stopped around 11:15 a.m. off I-95 North near Weaver Hill Road and West Greenwich for an alleged seat belt violation. The officers discovered 94 pounds of suspected marijuana inside one-pound vacuum-sealed bags in the trunk of the car. They also took $6,165 in cash and a set of nunchucks.

The two men were identified as Junjie Li, 28, of Brooklyn and Zhong Ming Kuang, 49, of Staten Island. Both men were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of more than five kilograms of marijuana.

Li was charged with possession of a weapon other than a firearm prohibited and was issued a citation for no seat belt use by the front-seat passenger.

They are held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions pending formal arraignment in the Third Division District Court on Tuesday.

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