The JetBlue flight attendant and former sprinter who reportedly outran cops after she was caught with almost 70 pounds of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport appeared in federal court in New York City on Thursday, Reuters reports.
Marsha Reynolds, 31, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. A U.S. magistrate judge in Brooklyn allowed her to be released on a $500,000 bond but put that order on hold until Friday to allow a California judge to weigh in, since Reynolds would face trial there.
Last Friday Reynolds, a JetBlue Airways employee, a former college sprinter and a former beauty pageant contestant, was randomly selected for additional security screening at LAX. Reynolds was carrying two carry-on bags and a large purse. According to a Transportation Security Administration employee, Reynolds then made a phone call and spoke in a foreign language before dropping her luggage, shucking her shoes and sprinting out of the terminal.
The TSA worker did not go after the fleeing Reynolds, instead securing the luggage, which contained 11 packages of cocaine weighing a total of 68.5 pounds.
Reynolds, who is reportedly from the Jamaica section of Queens in New York City, turned herself in to federal agents Wednesday at the borough’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. According to Reuters, she used her airline ID to board a flight from L.A. after the confrontation with the TSA.
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