Girlfriend of former officer to be sentenced in marijuana case

Published On: Oct 18 2013 11:28:02 AM HST
Updated On: Oct 18 2013 11:30:54 AM HST
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HONOLULU -

The girlfriend of a former Honolulu police officer is scheduled to be sentenced for her role in growing marijuana with him.

Athena Sui Lee is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in federal court.

She pleaded guilty to possession and cultivation charges.

Former officer Michael Steven Chu received an eight-month sentence. He blamed Lee for getting him into the mess that cost him his job. He said he was simply helping her.

Lee faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to her plea agreement, Lee and Chu maintained an indoor marijuana growing operation in a Honolulu apartment and at a Mililani house.

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