Woman gets six years for transporting large quantity of marijuana on chartered plane from L.A. to Ohio
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.
Photo: An undated photograph of Lisette Lee. Credit: Drug Enforcement Administration