Marsha Gay Reynolds, a flight attendant and a runner up in the 2007 Miss Jamaica Universe pageant reportedly abandoned two suitcases full of clothes, condoms — and nearly 70 pounds of cocaine at a security gate at the Los Angeles International Airport in the United States before escaping on Friday.
She fled after being selected to have her bags inspected prior to boarding a flight from LAX to New York.
According to Fox News, Federal officials said the 31-year-old woman surrendered to DEA agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
She has been charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute.
According to court documents, Reynolds arrived at an LAX checkpoint in Terminal 4 wearing jeans, heels and a black suit jacket, carrying her “known crew member badge”. It wasn’t immediately clear whether she was actually on duty at the time.
After being chosen for a random security screening, a TSA officer stated the flight attendant became nervous and began looking around before pulling out her cellphone and making a call, according to the affidavit.
Reynolds was reportedly talking on the phone in a foreign language as she was being taken to a secondary screening area, the affidavit says.
Once in the secondary screening area, TSA Officer Charles James asked for her identification.
“At this time, Reynolds dropped her carry-on luggage, removed her shoes and began to run away,” according to the affidavit.
11 packages of cocaine were reportedly found wrapped in green cellophane weighing 68.49 pounds. Wholesale, the drugs would be worth approximately $750,000 in Los Angeles.
She has since turned herself in.
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