Former Miss Jamaica contestant charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine

March 24, 2016

Marsha Gay Reynolds, 32, a flight attendant and former Jamaican beauty queen runner up, surrendered in New York and was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in a federal criminal complaint.

This comes after she evaded a security check and allegedly left behind 68 pounds of cocaine and her Gucci shoes.

Reports are that, Reynolds,  who would normally get bypass bag screening as a crew member was evidently nervous approaching security.

This was when she bolted toward an elevator, dropping her bags and kicking off her designer shoes and left the building..

After a search of her bag, authorities found, 11 bricks of cocaine wrapped in green plastic and placed into yellow or white envelopes, clothing, a package of condoms and a $5.38 in cash.

The cocaine weighed just over 68 pounds. Wholesale, the drugs would be worth about $750,000 in Los Angeles, said Special Agent Timothy Massino, a spokesman for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Reynolds later surrendered to federal authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport, though it wasn't immediately clear how she reached New York, federal officials said.

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