New York City Man Found With More Than 50 Pounds Of Suspected Drugs
A New York City man was arrested Sunday and found to have about 52 pounds of suspected marijuana in the minivan he was driving, according to authorities.
A Pennsylvania State Police trooper on patrol pulled over a Toyota Sienna with a New York plate on I-95 southbound just past 5 p.m. for speeding. The officer spotted the vehicle speeding in Bristol Township and the stop happened right across the Bensalem Township border, according to court papers.
The trooper said in court documents that he came into contact with Jianfu Wen, 29, of Staten Island, who was behind the wheel and appeared nervous. Wen allegedly relayed that he was traveling from New York City to Philadelphia.
Troopers said there were multiple large laundry bags in the rear of the minivan. Wen reportedly stated there was nothing illegal in the vehicle and the bags had dirty laundry.
A state police K-9 unit was called to the scene.
K-9 Sabo alerted to the scent of drugs when it sniffed around the minivan, state police said.
Wen allowed the minivan to be searched, state police said.
Two laundry bags and one large suitcase with 52 vacuum sealed bags with about one pound each of suspected marijuana were found along with three baggies of suspected cocaine, a black airsoft gun, three smartphones, a Rolex watch, and $1,344 in cash, state police said.
Wen was charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; speeding; and operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility. He was arraigned by on-call District Judge Daniel Baranoski and sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $100,000.
On Friday, a man was arrested after he was found with dozens of pounds of vacuum sealed suspected marijuana in the rear of his minivan in Bristol Township. Court papers do not indicate the two similar cases are connected.