Ex-JetBlue flight attendant who ditched cocaine at LAX, surrendered in NY to plead guilty

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LOS ANGELES — A former JetBlue flight attendant who authorities say ran from security after leaving behind 70 pounds of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport is set to plead guilty in the case.

Nearly 70 pounds worth of cocaine was found inside a flight attendant's abandoned luggage at LAX. (DEA via KTLA)

Nearly 70 pounds worth of cocaine was found inside a flight attendant’s abandoned luggage at LAX. (DEA via KTLA)

Court records show that Marsha Gay Reynolds is set to enter the plea to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine in federal court on Monday.

Reynolds will face a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison.

The Transportation Security Administration says Reynolds was selected for a random security screening at LAX on March 18.

Moments later, authorities say Reynolds dropped her carry-on luggage, kicked off her heels, fled down an upward-moving escalator and out of the terminal. She surrendered in New York days later.

An attorney for Reynolds at the time said she might not have been sure what was in her bag.