Calif. mother of snowboard pro arrested in NY



BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of an Olympic snowboarder has been arrested in upstate New York after being accused of being part of a marijuana trafficking ring.

Erie County sheriff’s officials in Buffalo say 51-year-old Myra Hight (HEIGHT) had more than $77,000 in cash on her when she was arrested in the suburb of Hamburg a week ago. The arrest was announced Monday.

Investigators believe Hight, the mother of Olympian Elena Hight, drove marijuana from the West Coast and was picking up payment for it.

She’s been charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

A man who answered the phone at a South Lake Tahoe, Calif., listing in Myra Hight’s name declined to say whether she has a lawyer. He wouldn’t identify himself but said Hight was in New York on a business trip.