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Woman, 63, accused of smuggling drugs through McCarran Airport

Posted at 12:41 AM, Oct 19, 2016

A 63-year-old woman is accused of smuggling $500,000 worth of drugs through McCarran International Airport.

Authorities say Cheryl Cheatham was flying to Detroit when she snuck the bags of cocaine in two suitcases on her flight last Friday.

Federal agents say they followed her after she began acting suspicious at the baggage claim in Detroit.

This isn't the first time Cheatham has been in trouble. Investigators say she has a long history dating back to 1972.