The former JetBlue flight attendant who ran from security after dropping two suitcases containing 60 pounds of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport will soon become a free woman again after being sentenced to time served.
Flight attendant Marsha Gay Renolds pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine following her arrest in March 2016.
Reynolds, also a former beauty queen as 2007 Ms. Jamaica Universe pageant runner-up and NYU track standout, is likely to be released soon after a judge on Monday sentenced her to time already served in custody. The judge cited her cooperation with prosecutors as something that worked to her favor. Reynolds is set to spend three years on supervised release.
The Transportation Security Administration says Reynolds was simply selected for a random security screening then at LAX. Reynolds reacted by dropping her carry-on luggage, taking off her expensive Gucci heels, fleeing down an upward-moving escalator to make her quick escape out of the terminal. Agents then discovered quite a stunning cache of cocaine in her bags with a value pegged at roughly $3 million.
Reynolds then managed to get into another flight home to New York to go to her Queens apartment because she hadn’t been identified yet as the suspect at that time. She then holed up in the Hilton Hotel near the JFK airport. The then alleged coke-mule eventually turned herself in to the authorities.