The criminal complaint says she approached the "known crew member" checkpoint at LAX Friday evening and was randomly selected for additional screening.
Officials said that law enforcement at the scene did not chase after her because they needed to make sure the bags didn't contain “explosives or any dangerous devices.”
Inside the bags, investigators allegedly found 11 packages with cocaine, each labeled "BIG ranch."
“Our nation’s security depends on every individual with security clearances to honor the trust placed in them. The defendant’s conduct violated that trust and, in the process, exposed the public to a major narcotics transaction and the dangers inherent to such a transaction," U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker said in a statement.
Reynolds was expected in court in New York today and faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted.
It was unclear from court records whether she has a lawyer.
JetBlue has issued a statement saying, "We are cooperating with authorities on their investigation."