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Woman gets six years for transporting large quantity of marijuana on chartered plane from L.A. to Ohio

June 11, 2011 |  9:20 am

Lisette_LeeA woman claiming to be a Beverly Hills socialite was sentenced to six years in prison in Ohio on Friday for her role in a large pot transporting operation.

Lisette Lee, 29, and others were arrested last year when authorities said they saw  drugs being transported on a chartered plane between L.A. and Ohio.

Agents watched Lee's entourage offload the suitcases into three vehicles at an airport in Ohio, according to a complaint filed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

By using drug-sniffing dogs, agents found more than 506 pounds — or 23 bales — of marijuana stuffed inside the suitcases.

In interviews with agents, Lee claimed she was a model and recording artist, the complaint said.

She said that this was her fourth trip and that she could afford the chartered plane — which her family kept on retainer — because she was associated with several multimillion-dollar businesses, according to the complaint.


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Photo: An undated photograph of Lisette Lee. Credit: Drug Enforcement Administration