COLUMBUS, Ohio (CBS/AP) Federal authorities say a jet-setting California woman accused of transporting 506 pounds of marijuana to Ohio has been indicted on drug charges.
The charges were brought against 28-year-old Lisette Lee on Thursday, June 17 in U.S. District Court in Columbus. She faces one count of conspiracy and one of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.
Lee, who hails from Beverly Hills, was traveling from California to Ohio in a private plane -- and apparently more than once. However, the last time officials at the Los Angeles airport noticed something was amiss...one woman, thirteen suitcases?
When Lee arrived at Port Columbus International Airport Monday, June 14, DEA agents were already there prepared to make the bust.
According to CBS affiliate WBNS, Lee told the agents that she had no idea that the suitcases contained drugs, but agents said that they found marijuana and cocaine in her bag, along with a ledger that showed profits in excess of $300,000.
To add fuel to the fire, Lee then reportedly told the agents that she was the heir to the Samsung electronics fortune -- a claim that, unfortunately for her, proved false.
Lee could face a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine, reports WBNS.
If she's guilty, let's hope the "heiress" looks good in stripes.