Major Richard J. O’Brien
Troop G Commander
On November 10, 2022, State Police arrested Tongdeng Lu, 63, of Brooklyn, NY, and Hongqiang Shi, 28, of Flushing, NY, for Criminal Possession of Cannabis in the First Degree, a class “D” felony.
On November 10, 2022, at about 12:10 p.m., Troopers assigned to the Community Stabilization Unit stopped a vehicle being operated by Shi on I-87 in Wilton, NY. Lu was a passenger in the vehicle. The investigation led to the discovery of approximately 400 pounds of Cannabis within the vehicle.
Both were arrested and transported to SP Wilton for processing. Both were arraigned in the Wilton Town Court and released on their own recognizance.