Cops: Woman Took 506 Pounds of Pot on Jet

She's arrested upon arrival in Ohio
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 16, 2010 4:45 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration shows Lisette Lee.   ((AP Photo/Drug Enforcement Administration))

(Newser) – A California woman traveling with a bodyguard on a private jet was arrested at an Ohio airport with 506 pounds of marijuana stashed in 13 suitcases, federal authorities said. Lisette Lee, the bodyguard, and two personal assistants were arrested Monday after the DEA got a tip that the 28-year-old woman was traveling with a suspicious amount of luggage.

After the chartered plane landed in Columbus, one of Lee's assistants and her bodyguard helped baggage workers unload some of the luggage, authorities said. It took two men to carry some of the large suitcases, which were packed with bricks of pot, and three vehicles to carry all the bags. Lee was charged with conspiracy and possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.

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