Cops Pull Over Minivan, Find 317 Pounds of Weed

Philadelphia man could face life in prison if convicted
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2016 10:52 AM CDT
Cops Pull Over Minivan, Find 317 Pounds of Weed
Here's what police found.   (Rhode Island State Police)

"National weed day" may not have been so blissful for those relying on a shipment of pot traveling through Rhode Island on Monday. State police say they pulled over a white minivan in Warwick around noon and smelled marijuana, reports They soon discovered why: Authorities say the van was stuffed with 317 pounds of pot in vacuum-sealed packages hidden in cardboard boxes, per WPRI. Jian Zhi Li, 44, of Philadelphia was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of more than 5 kilograms. He faces up to life in prison if convicted. (Read more marijuana stories.)

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