On June 3, 2021 Xuequan Lu and Xengming LI were arrested on Interstate 77 in Iredell County, NC. Over $2 million of marijuana was found during the drug bust.
During a traffic stop, deputies spoke with the driver, and only occupant Xuequan who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The deputies deployed a canine who gave a positive indication to the presence of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle was performed and 118 pounds of high grade marijuana was located inside the trunk. As this traffic stop was being concluded, a second vehicle drove by the deputies and failed to move over as required by law for flashing blue lights.
Based on this unsafe action, the suspect vehicle was stopped.
During this stop, the deputies contacted the driver and only occupant of the second vehicle, Xengming, who lives in Woodstock, Georgia. Suspecting that the two vehicles could be traveling together, officers used a canine. The dog gave a positive indication to the presence of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle.
A search was conducted, and the deputies located 138 pounds of high grade marijuana inside the trunk. Xengming and Xuequan were arrested.
During the investigation it was determined both suspects were in fact traveling together with a third car which was not located.
Both suspects were charged with: Felony Trafficking by Possession of Marijuana, Felony Trafficking by Transportation of Marijuana, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute Marijuana, and Felony Conspiracy to Traffic Marijuana.
The estimated street value of the 256 pounds of marijuana was $2,331,440.00.