The Latest: Flight attendant pleads guilty in drug smuggling

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Posted: Dec 12, 2016 6:04 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a former JetBlue flight attendant charged with trying to smuggle cocaine (all times local):

4:05 p.m.

A former JetBlue flight attendant who tried to smuggle 60 pounds of cocaine through Los Angeles International Airport and then made a dash to escape has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

Marsha Gay Reynolds entered the plea Monday to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. She faces at least 10 years in federal prison.

The 32-year-old is a former Jamaican beauty queen who lived in Queens, New York.

In a plea agreement, Reynolds said she'd smuggled cocaine nine times through security at LAX and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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The scheme ended in March when she was flagged for secondary screening at LAX. She left her cocaine-filled carry-on bags, kicked off her Gucci high heels and bolted down an upward-moving escalator.

Reynolds worked a JetBlue flight to New York the next day but later surrendered.