Local cops ready to probe Marsha Gay Reynolds drug links

December 13, 2016
Marsha Gay Reynolds

Following news that Marsha Gay Reynolds' partner in crime fled to Jamaica days after she arrested for drug trafficking crime in the United States, Jamaica's law enforcement officials say they could initiate criminal investigation with a view to taking him before the courts.

Reynolds, a former JetBlue flight attendant who kicked off her Gucci shoes and ran after she was caught attempting to smuggle nearly 70 pounds of cocaine through the Los Angeles International Airport, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine on Monday.

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In court documents, the US Government identified her co-conspirator  as G.B. The Government said G.B. was  not  legally  in the  United  States,   would  steal  the  identities  of  mentally disabled  individuals  including  M.W.   and  J.B.   so  that  he  could obtain passports  and  driver's  licenses  in  their  names  that  he, in  turn, would  use  to  fly  on  commercial  airlines  with  either cocaine  or money  generated  from  the  sale  of  cocaine.

According to the documents,  G.B.   fled from  the  United  States  to  Jamaica  by using  the  false  name  of J.B.   to  board American Airlines  flight  number 2243  from  JFK  to Miami  and American Airlines  flight  number 1589  from  Miami  to Jamaica on March 23, 2016. This was five days after Reynolds attempted to smuggle the drugs through the airport, a crime for which she now faces a minimum 10-year mandatory prison term.

Contacted today, Senior Superintendent of Police McArthur Sutherland, head of the Narcotics Division, said he only now being made aware of the alleged activities of G.B. and his possible connections to Jamaica.

"This is new information to me. I have initiated a process right now to determine whether or not there is sufficient reason to pursue an active investigation here in Jamaica," Sutherland said.

Thom Mrozek, spokesperson in the United States Attorney's Office, has said it is possible additional people may be charged in relation to the matter for which Reynolds has pleaded guilty. However, it appears that Jamaica's law enforcement officials have not been contacted to assist with the investigations.

"I have not received any request from the United States in relation to this particular matter for any support," Sutherland told THE STAR Online.

"If we should be approach we would be willing to provide any support that is needed but at this time we don't have an active local investigation in that regard," he added.