nichelle nichols

*Former Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) in the original 60s/70s TV version finds herself in a messy situation these days.

The 81-year-old actress was with a male companion in his 20’s at the American Airlines terminal at LAX when said companion was busted after meth fell out of his suitcase.

We’re told he had attached his luggage to hers and her name tags were on his bags. This according to law enforcement officials, reports TMZ:

Here’s the rub. Law enforcement sources tell us, his suitcase fell to the ground, opened and a bag of meth and drug scales spilled out.

The guy was arrested for drug possession. The unsuspecting Nichols was in the clear and allowed to make her flight.

TMZ says Nichols told them the young dude is her assistant and all cops found was an e-cigarette. But the authorities say it was meth. Hmm, so who shall we believe?