On Monday, a judge decided that a Phoenix grandmother who has been accused of flying cross-country with $500,000 worth of cocaine will not be returning home for the time being.
According to federal court paperwork, Cheryl Cheatham flew from Las Vegas to Detroit with the cocaine bagged in two pieces of luggage.
She will remain in custody in Michigan rather than returning to Arizona.
Federal officers reportedly became suspicious when they saw Cheatham looking at several pieces of luggage at the baggage claim. When she didn’t check into a hotel but got into a chauffeured SUV, police stopped the car.
A drug dog alerted them to something in the car, and the cocaine was found in her luggage.