Sunday, June 16, 2024

These drug dealers from New York were caught in a motel in Hampton, police say

(Hampton Police Department)

HAMPTON —Two New York men are facing a plethora of serious drug distribution charges – police say the pair were dealing drugs at a local motel.

On Wednesday police announced the arrest of Zhao Xudong, 31 & Guandi Kylin Zhu, 33, both of Flushingy. Both are charged with one count of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, one count of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, one count of possession of LSD with the intent to distribute, one count of possession of MDMA with the intent to distribute, one count of transportation into the Commonwealth of Virginia with five pounds or more of marijuana/one ounce of cocaine, and one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine/marijuana.

The investigation into the case began Tuesday. Officers were sent to the Country Inn and Suites hotel in the 1500 block of Hardy Cash Drive to investigate a drug complaint.

In the two rooms the suspects rented police found 49 pounds of marijuana, multiple LSD blotter tabs, multiple ounces of cocaine, two bags of MDMA, documents, digital scales, and multiple cellphones, according to a news release from the Hampton Police Department.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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