Chinese comedian Zhou Libo (R, Front) arrives for the preliminary hearing at Nassau County Court in Nassau County, New York, the United States, on March 23, 2018. The Nassau County Court on Friday conducted the first preliminary hearing of the case of Chinese comedian Zhou Libo, who is facing weapon and drug charges. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)
NEW YORK, March 23 (Xinhua) -- The Nassau County Court in New York in eastern coast state of New York on Friday conducted the first preliminary hearing of the case of Chinese comedian Zhou Libo, who is facing weapon and drug charges.
Local District Attorney summoned first witness for questions and the judge then declared the court would resume on March 27.
Zhou, together with his wife and lawyers, appeared at the hearing session Friday. Zhou is charged with illegal possession of a handgun, possession of a controlled substance identified as crystal methamphetamine and driving while using a cellphone.
On Jan. 19, 2017, Zhou Libo was stopped by police in the town of Lattingtown, New York, for his abnormal driving behavior. The police later found a black pistol holster, a pistol and a loaded magazine, and two transparent plastic bags containing drugs in his vehicle.
Zhou was arrested on the spot and was released on bail the next day.