NEW YORK POST reports Wednesday, March 23, MARSHA GAY REYNOLDS, who dropped two suitcases full of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport — along with her Gucci shoes — before fleeing in panic turned herself in to authorities in New York.
She was arrested by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The former beauty pageant contestant was randomly stopped last Friday at a checkpoint for airline workers. She kicked off her Gucci heels, dropped the drugs and bolted.
She then boarded a flight to New York and went to her Queens apartment before holing up in the Hilton Hotel near JFK Airport, the sources said.
The nearly 70 pounds of cocaine found stashed in her suitcases was estimated to be worth $2 million.
During the LAX incident, Reynolds was escorted to the front of the screening area and apparently became alarmed when she realized she’d be caught.
After walking about 15 feet with her carry-on bags, the former NYU track star threw them down and made a run for it, leaving behind the dope.
LOS ANGELES AIRPORT PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION Spokesman MARSHALL McCLAIN said;
“She kicked her high heels off and left her shoes and bag behind. She knew if she dropped both of them, she’d be able to run away more quickly. She was then able to high-foot it out of the terminal, down an up escalator while barefoot, where we assume she got into a car and took off to parts unknown.”
In her bags, TSA agents found clothes, Trojan Magnum condoms and 68.49 pounds of cocaine wrapped in green saran wrap and labeled “BIG Ranch,” cops said.
She also left behind her leather, size-8½ Gucci shoes.
But because TSA agents did not get her name, Reynolds may have been able to board her red-eye flight to La Guardia on Friday night.
After being apprehended in New York, she was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Reynolds is listed as a member of NYU’s 2004 women’s track and field team, according to the school’s website.
She was also a runner-up in the 2007 Miss Jamaica Universe pageant, according to the Jamaica Gleaner.
Reynolds was awaiting arraignment at Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday night.