Former Miss Ja runner-up turned drug dealer to be freed from US jail
A former Miss Jamaica runner-up and JetBlue flight attendant who ran from security after ditching 68 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $3M at Los Angeles International Airport has been sentenced to time served.
Marsha Gay Reynolds pleaded guilty in 2017 to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. She was arrested in March 2016.
Citing her cooperation with prosecutors, a judge on Monday sentenced Reynolds to time she has already served in custody. She is likely to be released shortly. She’ll spend three years on supervised release.
The Transportation Security Administration says Reynolds was selected for a random security screening at LAX.
Moments later, authorities said, she dropped her luggage, kicked off her heels, fled down an upward-moving escalator and out of the terminal. She then boarded another flight to New York where she surrendered days later. She was arrested and granted $500K Bail then ordered by a Judge to be transported to California in Custody for Trial.
Reynolds, a US citizen and resident of Queens, New York, is a former Jamaican beauty pageant contestant and New York University track athlete.