The mother of an Olympic snowboarder arrested in the Town of Hamburg for marijuana trafficking pleaded guilty Thursday.
Myra Hight, 52, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., was accused of being a member of a nationwide marijuana-distribution ring when she was picked up last year and found with more than $77,000 in cash in her vehicle.
She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. She faces between 12 and 24 months in prison.
“Her involvement was limited, and I think the plea agreement reflects that," said Jeremy Schwartz, Hight’s defense attorney.
Hight’s daughter, Elena, is a half-pipe snowboarder who competed in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Alsup handled the case, which was investigated by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Hamburg Police.