California Man Allegedly Offers Pills to Teenager During Flight to Houston

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Airplane travel can suck sometimes, especially when it ends with an arrest.

A man on a JetBlue flight from New York to Houston was arrested at Hobby Airport Tuesday after allegedly offering pills to a teenager. According to Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith, the suspect has been charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

Smith said that toward the end of the flight, the man, John Binho Lee, reportedly offered medication from a prescription bottle to a teenager sitting next to him.

Smith said the teenager's mother told a flight attendant of the incident, and HPD boarded the plane and arrested the man soon after the plane landed. According to Smith, Lee offered the boy Xanax, an antianxiety medication, and Ambien, a sleeping pill.
(Choices!)

Lee, 33, has posted his $1,000 bond, according to the Harris County District Clerk's website. The district clerk's records show him as a resident of Los Angeles County, so maybe he'll take another flight to Houston for his next court date. Hopefully his travels go more smoothly the next time.


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