Less than a day after she dropped a bag loaded with cocaine at a security checkpoint and sprinted out of Los Angeles International Airport, a JetBlue flight attendant managed to board one of her company’s planes and travel to New York City, a law enforcement source told the Los Angeles Times.
Marsha Gay Reynolds, 31, of Queens, N.Y., was taken into custody in New York on Wednesday and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, federal authorities said.
She had been granted bail just 24 hours earlier by a judge in New York. But then a California judge stepped in, ordering her to be held in custody and returned to the West Coast.
Reynolds fled from LAX on Friday night after she was randomly selected for a security screening, the complaint said. Despite the near arrest, Reynolds may have worked as an attendant on the Saturday flight to New York, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to discuss details of the case.
Investigators had yet to identify Reynolds on Saturday, so it is unlikely she raised any alarms when passing through airport security the next day, the source said. It was not clear what airport she flew out of on Saturday.
Four days later, she turned herself in to federal agents in New York at John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to a statement by the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles.
Reynolds’ family has suggested she may not have known exactly what she was carrying that day.