A flight attendant who ran from authorities who wanted to search her carry-on bag — which contained 70 pounds of cocaine — has finally landed in jail.
Marsha Gay Reynolds, a JetBlue flight attendant who cops say abandoned $3 million worth of white powder after flinging off her Gucci heels and running from security at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, was arrested Wednesday at Kennedy Airport, U.S. attorney’s spokesman Thom Mrozek said.
was not immediately clear if the 31-year-old Reynolds had been high in the sky the whole time she was on the lam or even how she reached New York, federal officials said.
She surrendered to federal authorities at the Queens airport and is expected to be in Federal Court in Brooklyn on Thursday.
Authorities said Transportation Security Administration officials asked Reynolds, who was wearing jeans, heels and a black suit jacket and carrying her “known crew member badge,” to step aside for a random security screening Friday at LAX.
Reynolds, about to board a LaGuardia-bound flight,dropped her bags, slipped out of her Gucci heels and ran barefoot down an up escalator.
LAX police found 11 packages of cocaine wrapped in green cellophane and labeled, “BIG Ranch” inside one of the bags Reynolds had left behind, according to an FBI affidavit.
Mrozek said prosecutors believe Reynolds was a runner-up in the Miss JamaicaWorld 2008 pageant.
She is charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute.
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