Man charged with having 420 pounds of marijuana in Ridgefield, NJ


RIDGEFIELD — A New York man had 420 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle when he was arrested by narcotics investigators, according to Bergen County District Attorney Mark Musella.

Li Fan Feng, 20, of Flushing was arrested after the traffic stop in Ridgefield on August 11, Musella said. He is charged with first degree possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

According to Musella, the U.S. Office’s Narcotics Task Force investigated and found the 420 pounds of marijuana “packaged for sale.”

Feng, who prosecutors say is unemployed, was arrested after the arraignment and appeared in court the next day. He was released on parole, Musella said.

Prosecutors did not say where Feng planned to go with the bulk supply or where he got it from.

Marijuana was legalized in New Jersey in April, but there are limits. Individual adults are only allowed to have six ounces.

Possession of more than six ounces of marijuana is a fourth degree felony. Violators could face up to 18 months in jail and a fine of up to $25,000.

Intent to distribute 25 or more books is a first-degree felony that could result in up to 20 years in prison and a $300,000 fine.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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