The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office reported that a 52-year-old man from New York City was detained on Monday in the Bethlehem region after picking up a shipment of 46 pounds of marijuana.
According to court documents, another law enforcement agency informed an attorney general’s agent in Allentown, who handles narcotics matters, that the package was transferred to a freight firm in Northampton County.
According to court documents, the information contained the destination of the package and shipping paperwork with specifications, including the city of origin. According to officials, agents proceeded to the freight firm and located the consignment.
According to court documents, a drug-detecting K-9 was granted access to the package and located a prohibited substance.
Monday, Yuan Rong Wang picked up the cargo and departed, according to court documents. According to court documents, the police stopped him and obtained formal authorization to examine the truck and the package.
Wang said that he would be paid $500 to pick up the consignment and transport it to New York, according to the investigators. According to the court documents, he said it was his second time making such a journey.
According to court documents, he was arraigned in front of District Judge Sandra McClure on accusations of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug, an unclassified felony, and possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
According to the documents, he was incarcerated at Northampton County Prison instead of $100,000 bail. According to court records, his preliminary hearing is tentatively set for December 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Easton’s Central Court.
The legal documents do not disclose if Wang has counsel.