Morgan Gliedman, the Park Avenue-raised woman who became a tabloid star when her Greenwich Village apartment was raided in a bombing investigation, had her arraignment postponed on Monday — she was busy giving birth. And while the 27-year-old new mom was resting in New York's St. Luke's Hospital, the tabloids were busy uncovering her and her boyfriend's drug-riddled past and starting to explain away a terror plot as the concoctions of "well-to-do junkies."
Gliedman and her Harvard-trained boyfriend Aaron Greene are being charged with felony possession of an explosive with intent to use and felony criminal possession of a weapon, but the New York Post's Jamie Schram, Larry Celona, and Dan Mangan report today that the couple was previously under investigation for stealing a man's credit cards and had already been in legal trouble for possessing marijuana and heroin. "On Feb. 17, Gliedman, 27, met a man at Johnny’s Bar in the Village and went to his Midtown apartment," reads the Post report. "Gliedman later took off with a backpack containing the man’s laptop computer, cellphone, wallet and credit cards..."
Gliedman and Greene had a run-in with the law five days later, when an officer saw Greene injecting heroin while sitting with Gliedman and another woman in a parked car. "Cops found empty heroin bags on the floor, and marijuana and a digital scale with heroin residue in one of the women’s purses," the criminal complaint detailed. That might bolster what a police source told The Daily Beast's Michael Daly and Lizzie Crocker: "It looks like they’re junkies ... Well-to-do junkies, not terrorists."