Jetblue Pilot In Court On
July 22, 2014 - JetBlue pilot,
John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Florida arrived
at Logan International Airport about noon time
on Sunday. Upon leaving the airport he checked
in at Boston Park Plaza Hotel with and expected
flight out on Monday at 7:30 AM.
Later in the day Manwaring met up with a known
prostitute/drug user, Jennifer Robinson, age 31.
The two went down to the Boston Commons to
purchase drugs. About 5:30 PM, Boston police
witnessed the drug deal go down on Boylston
Street near Boston Common and the couple was
arrested for possession of heroin.
Boston police had been monitoring the area of
Boston Common between Boylston and Washington
Streets for drug activity after neighbors in the
area had been complaining of ongoing drug
activities near St. Francis House, a day shelter
on Boylston Street.
The police were familiar with the individuals in
the area walking the streets due to prior drug
arrests. Manwaring who was walking with Robinson
toward a drug dealer, Pedro Davilla, became of
interest to the police.
officers witnessed the drug deal go down and
rushed in on the couple. Boston police recovered
a plastic bag from Manwaring’s right pants
pocket and Robinson also turned over a plastic
bag that she had in her bra. The plastic bags
contained powder believed to be heroin. Robinson
also had on her possession a crack pipe.
Robinson told police that she got the drugs for
Manwaring and Manwaring informed the police that
the drugs were for Robinson “I didn’t get the
drugs, she did.” Manwaring further stated to the
police that he could not use drugs because he
was a commercial airline pilot. Manwaring
further stated he doesn’t use heroin or any drug
and stated he was just seeking to have sex.
On Monday Manwaring appeared before Judge
Michael Coyne in Boston Municipal Court were he
pled innocent of possession of heroin, Manwaring
was released on his own recognizance. JetBlue
reported that Manwaring has been removed from
duty pending outcome of the case.
Robinson who pled innocent was being held
without bond for a violation of probation.
Robinson also has a pending charge for
prostitution in Chelsea District Court. While in
court Robinson pleaded with Manwaring to bail
her out. “I’ve been here all day.”
Manwaring holds an Airline Transport Pilot
certificate and is a glider flight instructor.
He holds a type rating in A/EMB-145, A/ERJ-170
and A/ERJ-190 aircraft.