According to a NBC report 32-year-old Marsha Gay Reynolds a former Miss Jamaica Universe contestant, now a flight attendant fled a security check leaving behind 68 pounds of cocaine and her Gucci shoes.
She eventually surrendered in New York and was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in a federal criminal complaint.
It is not known what airline employed her but according to a NBC source she works for Jet Blue.
The suspect went on the lam Friday night after she showed up for a flight out of Los Angeles International Airport and was selected for a random screening.
The attendant — who normally would get to bypass bag screening as a crew member — became visibly nervous and made a phone call in a “foreign language,” Transportation Security Administration officers told police.
As she was being escorted to the front of the screening area, she kept trailing behind and then suddenly bolted toward an elevator, dropping her roller bags and taking off her designer shoes, authorities said.
She ran down an up escalator, out of the building and disappeared. Inside her bag, police 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 American Alliance of Airport Police Officers said Reynolds’ arrest was proof that new security measures — including screening of all airport employees — is needed.