A Dallas, Texas, flight attendant pleaded guilty to drug trafficking after she was caught smuggling fentanyl taped to her abdomen at San Diego International Airport.
Terese L. White, 41, pleaded
guilty in federal court, admitting she used her privileges as a flight
attendant to get through Transportation Security Administration screening
to smuggle fentanyl.
The Department of
Justice said White admitted that on Oct. 4, 2022, she was off-duty and
flew from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to San Diego International
She exited the secure area of
the airport after arriving, and when she returned to catch a scheduled flight
to Boston, Massachusetts, White attempted to bypass regular TSA screening using
the Known Crew Member queue.
Despite being in the queue, she was selected for regular screening, which is when TSA officers discovered she had concealed packages taped to her abdomen.
The packages, the DOJ said, contained more than 3 pounds of fentanyl.
White is scheduled to be
sentenced on March 24, 2023, by US District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo and
faces up to 20 years in prison.
“Drug traffickers use air,
land and sea for personal gain, putting people’s lives in danger,” DEA Special
Agent in Charge Shelly Howe said. “We will continue the great work with our
partners to bring traffickers to justice and keep our community safe.”
Greg Wehner, Fox News, New York Post, December 25, 2022 10:59pm
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