NEW YORK – A JetBlue flight attendant accused of trying to sneak a suitcase full of cocaine through Los Angeles International Airport and making a dramatic dash to escape is being ordered to be returned to California.
Judge Andrew Birotte Jr. in Los Angeles issued the order Thursday after prosecutors appealed a New York City jurist's decision to free Marsha Gay Reynolds on $500,000 bail.
Reynolds is a former Jamaican beauty queen and New York University track athlete. She surrendered in New York on Wednesday. Authorities say they found 70 pounds of cocaine in her luggage at LAX after she fled inspection.
Birotte decided she'll remain in custody while being transported to an April 7 hearing in Los Angeles.
A spokesman for Reynolds' legal team called that order "grossly unfair."