Marijuana bust in Ohio: 500 pounds of pot found in 13 suitcases

Marijuana arrest in Ohio nets 13 suitcases of pot weighing over 500 pounds.

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    Marijuana stored in 13 suitcases weighing over 500 pounds was confiscated in Ohio Wednesday. File photo.
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Authorities have arrested a California woman they say flew to Ohio on a private jet with 506 pounds (230 kilograms) of marijuana in 13 suitcases.

Drug Enforcement Administration agent Anthony Marotta says 28-year-old Lisette Lee and three others were arrested at the airport in Columbus on Monday night. They had arrived on a plane chartered from Van Nuys, California.

Lee told authorities that her companions were her secretary and two bodyguards. Marotta says those three have been released pending possible indictments.

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Lee has been charged with conspiracy and possession of drugs with the intent to distribute. She's being held without bail. Her attorneys did not immediately return a message left Wednesday.

Authorities say they got a tip that Lee had a suspicious amount of luggage.


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