Aspiring model, pilot arrested in OC drug bust
SANTA ANA, California (AP) — An aspiring model and a private pilot, both from Canada, have been arrested on federal drug charges in Southern California after authorities say they arrived from Las Vegas in a private jet carrying drugs worth roughly $2 million.
Krista Marieann Boseley, 30, of Vancouver, British Columbia, and her traveling companion, Gilles Lapointe, 61, were arrested Oct. 9 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, according to federal court documents filed with the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana.
Authorities were alerted that a plane previously believed to be involved in drug trafficking was about to touch down at the airport, the documents said. They observed Boseley and Lapointe getting out of the plane and approached and asked to search their bags as they rented a car.
The two consented to the search, the documents say, and with the help of a drug-sniffing dog authorities found 50,000 Ecstasy pills and about 90 pounds (40 kilograms) of raw MDMA in their luggage.
MDMA is a powder used in Ecstasy and the club drug known as “Molly.”
The two also had a combined $20,000 in cash, which they said was from winnings at a Las Vegas casino.
Calls and emails to Lapointe’s attorney, Matthew Lombard, were not returned Saturday.
Boseley’s attorney, Victor Sherman, declined to comment.
Boseley is a former real estate agent and aspiring model who had an online modeling profile until this week, when it was taken down, according to The Vancouver Sun.
Boseley and Lapointe are due in court on Oct. 27.