Woman faces prison in Calif.-to-Ohio pot scheme

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | June 10, 2011 | 2:11 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman convicted in a $3 million scheme that shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana from California to Ohio faces 10 years to life at her sentencing Friday.

Lisette Lee, originally from Los Angeles, says she deeply regrets getting involved in drugs and has asked to be sentenced to no more than the year she has already spent in jail.

The 29-year-old Lee pleaded guilty in February to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

Federal authorities have said Lee was the primary courier for a scheme that distributed about 7,000 pounds of the drug overall and made more than $3 million from November 2009 through April 2010.