A 27-year-old Missouri woman has entered a plea of guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm in McLean County, IL. Her plea agreement requires truthful testimony from her against her acquaintance with whom she was arrested. The woman faces up to 10 years in prison on the gun charge and up to 15 years in prison on the controlled substance charge. The controlled substance was heroin. It’s likely that she will receive a significantly reduced sentence if she testifies in accordance with her plea agreement. The man has been charged with unlawful possession of heroin with intent to deliver and possession of ecstacy.
The woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested after a traffic stop for traveling at 90 mph at 5:00 a.m. on Interstate Highway 55. Police reported that a search of the vehicle uncovered heroin and ecstacy. The woman was transported to the McLean County Jail to be booked and processed. Arrestees are also subject to a strip search. In the woman’s case, the strip search revealed a loaded Kimber .380 handgun hidden inside of the woman’s vagina. The Daily Mail reports that enforcement personnel said that the weapon had a fully loaded magazine and “a bullet in the chamber ready to fire.” An unloaded Kimber .380 is 5.6 inches long and weighs 13 ounces. A criminal history check shows that the woman has been arrested in the past for theft passing bad checks and resisting arrest.
There’s a reason for criminal suspects being strip searched. That’s because this has happened before. A 19-year-old woman was found to have a loaded .22 revolver concealed in her vagina upon being strip searched after being taken into custody in Kingsport, TN. That handgun was four inches in length. An Oklahoma woman who was strip searched after being taken into custody on a drug arrest was found to have a loaded .22 revolver hidden in her vagina.