Pot on a Plane: Woman Charged with 14 Transport Flights

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A woman has been indicted on charges she
made 14 airplane trips to transport marijuana from California to Ohio between November and her arrest in June, when authorities say she flew to Columbus with hundreds of pounds of the drug in her suitcases.

Federal authorities say Los Angeles resident Lisette Lee is charged with one count of conspiracy and 14 counts alleging she had marijuana with intent to distribute. She's accused of taking the drug to Columbus, Toledo, Dayton and Hamilton.

Lee's family says she was born in Seoul, South Korea, and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.

Defense attorney James Owen says Lee is in a predicament "because of some unfortunate people she met at a very vulnerable
point in her life."

Prosecutors say five other California residents have been charged in the indictment unsealed Wednesday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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