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Feds: Woman busted in Ohio with 506 pounds of pot

COLUMBUS, OH (AP) - Authorities have arrested a California woman they say flew to Ohio on a private jet with 506 pounds 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, CA.

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

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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