Drug-trafficking beauty queen still in jail

November 08, 2017
Marsha Gay Reynolds

Eleven months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, former JetBlue flight attendant, Jamaican Marsha Gay Reynolds, has not been sentenced.

Reynolds has been locked up since she was arrested on March 18, 2016, after she attempted to smuggle nearly 60 pounds of cocaine through the Los Angeles International Airport.

She is currently scheduled to be sentenced on January 29, a few days before another co-accused, Gaston Brown, goes on trial on February 6, 2018.

Brown, 39, also a Jamaican, was charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Brown is currently serving a one-year-and-one-day federal prison sentence after being convicted in the Southern District of Florida of illegal re-entry after deportation. He allegedly supplied the narcotics to Reynolds.

"This case demonstrates law enforcement's commitment to disrupting dangerous drug trafficking networks," said United States Attorney Eileen M. Decker. "After making the large seizure of narcotics at LAX, investigators continued to look into this matter, which resulted in the indictment of a defendant who was trafficking a significant amount of cocaine."

If Brown is convicted of the drug trafficking charges, he would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum possible sentence of life.

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