Thursday, October 22, 2020

Staten Island Man Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Charge

 ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jen Wong, age 28, of Staten Island, New York, pled guilty today to possessing and intending to distribute 109 pounds of marijuana in Clinton County.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division

As part of his guilty plea, Wong admitted that on July 23, 2019, he transported three hockey bags containing 109 pounds of marijuana with the intent to distribute the drugs in the Northern District of New York.  Wong admitted that he was heading south on Interstate 87 near Plattsburgh, New York, when he was pulled over by police.  Wong admitted that he had the hockey bags in the vehicle’s rear seat; the bags were full of multiple vacuum-sealed plastic bags of marijuana, totaling 109 pounds.

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby scheduled sentencing for March 2, 2021. 

Wong faces up to 5 years in prison and will be subject to at least 2 years of post-imprisonment supervised release.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Anderson.

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